DIY, Stubbornness and waiting

Like my mum I’m a bit stubborn- I like to do things myself, not necessarily because I think I can do it well but just because I want it done there and then, rather than waiting. Over the Easter holidays I ventured solo into the world of flat pack furniture. We now have a lovely TV display unit and I now have a big blister on my thumb and a burst blister on the palm of my hand! Actually my hand was so sore that Ramos had to finish putting the doors on for me. Every time I go to pick up a pen my blister reminds me of my stubbornness or needing to get things done now.

As my thumb throbs and I feel sorry for myself I ask myself the question how many times have a been stubborn about refusing to wait for God, sought out a solution for the problems myself and in the process ending up sucking my thumb? Why is waiting so hard? I love how the Message version describes the outcome of impatience and hastiness.

Proverbs 21:5  Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind. (Message)

As we wait to see what our future holds I have been rattling my brains for solutions, to try and force the situation. But instead I need to wait for the One who is more able than I am. If I will wait for Him who has the power I will not end up with a half done job and in pain.

Micah 7:7-8  But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Saviour; my God will hear me.  8  Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.

So today my thumb reminds me to wait, even if it is waiting in the darkness, for He will come.

One Reply to “DIY, Stubbornness and waiting”

  1. Well said. I too get impatient, but God always speaks. I only need to trust and obey. We can be like little children wanting the answer right away, but we can also be like little children just gazing up at Jesus and waiting for Him to speak to us.

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