Impatient

Day 21

 

Readings:

AM Day 21 of 40 Days of Lamentations

PM Day 21 of 40 Days with Job

 

Impatient. That describes me, most of the time. I don’t like being late. When I have a meeting at 8, I want to arrive by 7:30. When you say you will do something, then I want it done earlier than when you said you’ll do it. I don’t like strolling around the mall. I’d rather go into a mall, get what I need and leave.

 

I CAN wait, though, if you tell me how long you’ll be taking. If you say you’ll be here in an hour, then I can wait. Then after an hour, I’ll get irritated. I guess it comes with getting older. There are things I’ve grown accustomed to, and it is harder to change and be more spontaneous.

 

But being impatient isn’t always bad. It is only bad if you rub people the wrong way, if you give in to your irritations and let them control you, or if you make judgements and conclusions about circumstances. I am trying to move my impatience into something productive and positive. Would it be awesome if we were impatient to evangelize people? Because we know they need it so much? They need to know they are loved.

 

And that’s one of the driving forces of my impatience. I need to reach those people out there. In my own way, faster. It needed to be done yesterday! Truthfully, I need to control my emotions more and not show my moody side. Instead, I should harness this impatience for the Kingdom. 🙂

 

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