Monday, February 24, 2014

Why wait???


Psalm 37:7

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.”

We wait in line.

We wait in traffic. 

We wait in ‘waiting rooms’. (you’d think the fact that this one is labeled as such, we’d be ok with the waiting since we’ve been forewarned, but nooooo.)

With so much experience, we’re remarkably unskilled at ‘waiting well’.  Waitings ‘seems’ to us a colossal waste of time…but what is God saying in our own personal ‘waiting rooms’?

Maybe we’re so programmed to ‘do’, that hitting the pause button feels ineffective.  Lazy.  Unproductive. 

Why?

Because we think it’s all about us.

OUR activity.

OUR work.

OUR efforts.

We don’t factor in God and His work behind the scenes.

It’s like baking:

WE do the preparation…

WE gather the ingredients…

WE do the mixing…

But then we stick it in the oven and wait.

Just because we are not continuing to frantically mix, there are still things happening.

Progress.

Results.

We tap our fingers, we stare at the clock, we peek through the oven door…but we can’t rush the process IF we want good results.

Life is that way.

Life IS like a box of chocolates…(chocolate brownie mix ;)

Look back and think of a time you waited well and the payoff was sooo worth it.  Aren’t you glad you didn’t cut in line and shove your timing in front of God’s?

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