The invention of the drive thru at fast food or Dunkins originally was for convenience. The purpose was to get in and out with a coffee or small order. Now I have to walk in to DD to get my coffee because the drive thru is so long and time consuming. I’m out faster and sooner than the drive thru!
Fishing or working on a puzzle or a painting takes time and much patience as well.
I don’t mind waiting, but I can easily get frustrated or distracted with impatience. Then I realize I’ll be sitting in traffic anyway. This reminds me of waiting on the Lord for an answer to prayer or some serious need I am trusting Him for to meet my need or for somebody else who has a dire need as well.
“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him…”
Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage” Psalm 27:14
King David consistently had his patience tried and tested just like us. Yet he learned the art of meditating and trusting completely in God because there were situations out of his control. Sound familiar?
“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly”.
Psalms 5:3 NLT
What is out of control or something you can’t do anything about? If you’re trying to fix or change the person or loved ones situation, forget about it! We cant fix people only they can decide to change or God somehow intervenes by His grace and mercy because someone prayed.
Prayer does not only change things but praying to the Lord changes us, people and circumstances. Our problem is that we try to figure it out or enable the situation “thinking we are going to fix it”, but it doesnt work.
It is better to learn in silence and tell it to Jesus rather than everybody else. Patience in trusting God is a true test of maturity, but let me say it is a necessity and not always easy.
“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord”.
“Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10
Spend time alone with God and meditate on His word, be silent and listen to what the Lord wants to say to you because God listens without judging us.
Have a great day my friend and remember getting out of your vehicle to get your coffee is not always as bad as you think.