I can be a patient person, especially when its something I’m not just all that excited about. Or something that I have a definite date and/or time for. For example, I’m excited about the 2 baby showers coming up in the next week and I was very excited about the baby shower last Sunday. I’m excited about the sewing bee tomorrow, but for each of these, there is a definite date/time for each. However, when it comes to something that doesn’t have a time or date for, or if there is an uncertainty about it, it will drive me crazy. But, you’d think I’d learned how to trust God’s timing by now. From 18 years on, I wanted to be a wife and a mom. Through my 20s, I struggled with the idea that I might not ever get married, but in God’s good timing, He brought Hubby along and we’ve been happily married for nearly 5 years now. Then, when we tried getting pregnant and were unsuccessful, I struggled with the idea that we might never have children of our own. Why was God denying me this blessing, I wondered? Do I really trust His goodness? His timing has, again, turned out to beautiful! Now, I wait for little baby boy to be born and with 2 1/2 weeks left (plus or minus 2 weeks!), I’m mired in impatience. My head KNOWS that the Lord’s timing is good, but my heart and my body are SOOOO ready to deliver baby boy — so I can hold, so his daddy can hold him, so we can use the car seat and all the diapers that are sitting in the nursery!
Patience, patience… its a virtue, a fruit of the spirit, a good thing! 2 weeks (plus or minus 2 weeks) is doable!