It’s funny that you had to wait for this post entitled patience! I’ve been really busy right now in my life, but those details will have to wait for another post.
Patience! That’s one of the words God spoke to me at ACFW this year. And no word is more dreaded to a choleric then the word patience. My family can attest to that. When I want something done, I mean yesterday. Sometimes I rattle five things off to my ADHD son and when he doesn’t do them all quickly, right at the moment I tell him, I get upset and wonder why?
Sometimes my behavior makes me laugh. Intellectually I know I should give him one task at a time, but God made me a choleric, “get the job done NOW!”, kind of person for a reason. I’m sure way down the road it’ll really come in handy when I’m on a deadline or involved in marketing my book, but for now it’s hard for those who live with me!
So in my home and in my writing, I need to learn patience. Especially since God is speaking the word “wait” into my life and waiting means I have to have patience. It makes me wonder why God made me a choleric and then decided he wanted to make me wait!
But He has His reasons. If it was up to me I’d just plow ahead and learn as I go, making tons of mistakes along the way. But maybe He has a different plan for me. One I can’t see or imagine. For example, I would never have dreamed my little webring would be over 40 members after only 3 short months in existence. That was one venture I just dove right in to, though I did let it stew for a couple of weeks. But when the desire wouldn’t go away, I ran with it. I figured if I couldn’t find a group that fits me, then I’ll go create one. And I did and others came!
So patience. I don’t like it, but I believe it will save me a lot of heartache and stress in the end. I just hope I can hear God’s voice when he tells me the next part of His plan.
And thank you for having patience with my jumbled, homeschool fried brain as I tried to peck out a thoughtful post!