I have. A million times!
I know a million sounds like a lot, but it is true.
There are things that I want to do, sometimes need to do, that I just can’t seem to work in the way I like.
How about you?
And then other times – I just see something and want it now.
I think that is why credit cards are so popular. Because I am not alone in this issue.
Patience is a virtue and I WANT IT NOW! LOL!
The Best Advice
I have a friend that gave me some advice over a decade ago that I still have not forgotten. They said, “If it is God today, it will be God tomorrow.”
I have quoted that probably a hundred times since then. It applies in so many situations. Our flesh feels like it needs something now. The relationship, the item at the store, the car, to beat someone else to the punch…
Only to find out later that we would have rather been punched than actually gotten our way in the situation that we just had to have at the moment.
Go to God
The truth is, God is not just about our right now. God has an eternal view and when we try to make decisions in the moment – we cut out consulting the One that can see how this thing will actually play out.
Who do you think is pushing for that to happen? The enemy, of course. If he can get us to act now (hurry, they are selling fast!), then we don’t bother to spend time in prayer asking if this lines up with what God has for us.
We end up with Ishmael, when God’s plan was Issac. We end up in debt, when God’s plan was enough and even abundance. We end up out of God’s will and ask God why He let us get there. And God’s replying, “Well why didn’t you ask Me?”
This got serious quick huh? And you thought this was just about my 10p.m. decision to pull scissors out of a drawer and hack at my own hair – front and back….
What About You?
I couldn’t resist using this opportunity to ask – What are you about to rush into?
What have you rushed into in the past that helped you to realize that waiting on time with God really is the way we should operate?
If you would share it with us, no telling how many people it will help.
Oh, and my hair. Well check out this video and you be the judge.
It will do for now I guess.