A retired teacher's journey thru the next chapter of her life.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Today I was thinking about a trait I have that I would like to change. I have had this trait for a good portion of my life and it has been known to drive my family and others crazy. To be honest, it has driven me crazy at times. The trait I am speaking of is patience....I don't have a lot of this. Most of my life, I have looked at time as 2 ways...my time and everyone else's time. Usually my time is faster than everybody else's. Which means I want everything done in my time. Over the years, I have had to learn that not everyone follows my time and they can get pretty upset with me about it. I have learned to adjust and go along with someone else's time frame even though inside I can hear myself saying, "could we get started now? This is taking too long." In recent years I have found my patience severely tested when I am waiting on God. It seems God's time doesn't match mine either. When I pray to God and ask for something, I want it now. However, God has other ideas of when and if I should receive what I asked for. So I am trying to remember that God knows my journey better than me and that when the time is right, He will give me what I need. It will be in His time not mine. So I must have patience...easier said than done.