Like a stranded passenger at an airport waiting on bad weather to pass, I feel very much like I'm caught in a holding pattern. I typically don't mind so much when life's problems come along but like most guys, I am a problem solver. And if a problem does not have a fairly immediate solution, I experience a ripe mixture of passionate irritation and impatience. Delayed gratification is fine when it comes to saving money, going on a trip, improving skills, or furthering education. But when a problem, which by definition is something very undesirable, occurs I am NOT good at waiting. Not good at all.
Here are just a few unresolved issues:
- My business is making some serious changes that will most likely not be completed until year end but should have happened six months ago.
- As shared in yesterdays post, I have many friends and family that are in poor health or circumstances that have asked for prayer. I am praying and have already seen some results but it will be a while before the "all clear" can be sounded.
- I have decided to eat healthier and exercise but know that properly executing a plan will require waiting a while for a full twenty pounds to be lost.
- Two different friends have big issues that I see plain as day. I've elected to remain silent about them not only to spare their feelings but also because I don't believe I would be able to contain my passionate emotions surrounding the topic(s) in question. And no, these are not sins or else I would follow Scriptures commands to correct them gently.
I won't say that I haven't learned some patience over the years. I can look back and see stretching and softening in this area especially with all that Fatherhood requires. But I will be the first to admit that I have not yet fully arrived! What are you impatient about right now? How is God using your circumstances to teach you?