Just Wait

One of the more frustrating aspects of Jacob’s personality is patience. Or the fact that he has a short supply.

I’m not good with being patient. I don’t want to wait. That time I’m waiting could be used for something else.

Author unknown, but I’m pretty sure Jacob has thought it. And I might have, too.

Definition of wait: to stay in a place until an expected event happens, until someone arrives, until it is your turn to do something, etc. : to not do something until something else happens. : to remain in a state in which you expect or hope that something will happen soon.

I really love it when I do catch him in the act:

We aren’t born with it are we? Children are like that. “I want it.” “I want it NOW!” Hopefully, their parents, teachers, and families are able to show them they don’t always get what they want. That they can’t always get what they want. The Rolling Stones said it like this:

No, you can’t always gt what you want.

You can’t always get what you want.

You can’t always get what you want.

But if you try sometime, you find,

You get what you need.

Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger

Somehow we have not been successful in teaching Jacob how to wait. I’m not sure what I could have done differently to help him learn. But I hope and pray we are giving him what he needs.

I have been very frustrated lately about Jacob’s demanding nature. Very, VERY. The world revolves around him. He expects us and is counting on us, to help it spin smoothly.

I feel like I say, “Jacob, just wait” a hundred times a day. I’m pretty sure I alluded to that in last week’s blog post: https://problemfreephilosophy.blog/2020/06/25/time-out/

In all honesty, who enjoys waiting? We have been known to take an alternate route to avoid waiting at a railroad crossing. What about scheduling a doctor’s appointment with the shortest wait time in mind? Or paying for Amazon Prime because we want it in two days instead of waiting (gasp) seven???

There are hundreds of verses on waiting in the Bible. Last week, I was reading about waiting on the Lord. And I realized, actually was reminded, that I am often demanding, too. Oh, how impatient my patience can be. Jacob has taught me a lot and one of them is wait on God. He will give me what I need, when I need it. His timing is perfect. Mine isn’t.

The saying, good things come to those that wait, isn’t a specific Bible verse. But, it does summarize what I need more of – to just wait.

2 thoughts on “Just Wait

  1. Awesome message, Terri. My post today on FB is on patience & impatience. It’t hard to be patient many times but I bet YOU are more patient than most people I know. God’s continued blessings and strength to you and Mike as you do the incredible job you do with raising Jacob!! To God be the Glory!!!!!!

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