What do you really want more of in your life? Will you dare to say it out loud?
I really want more patience. As Lightening McQueen would say, “Speed, I AM SPEED.” I like things to happen quickly, at my pace, and in my timing. God and my family don’t go with this break neck pace that I want or wish to set.
My boys were very slow to go to sleep last night. I wanted to watch The Biggest Loser. My husband was at a meeting, and with bed time flying solo I’m a sucker. I’m not as tough as my husband or as patient. He lays with the boys longer than I like to. I spend all day with them…I’m ready for me time come 8 p.m. Our boys begged to sleep together last night, and they were so cute, and so funny. They were defiant “yes.” However, I tried my best not to lose my cool and stay in control.
Control ties in with patience. Patience allows time to expire, things to happen in their own time. I want to be in control of how the day and nights go. I want a schedule…my schedule. However, life is just not like that. When you start your day daily with God’s Word is slows you (me) down. I start gradually to see what God has in mind for my day. I still like to go fast…
Spilled the milk when pouring too quickly for breakfast,
Dropped my husband’s suit coat to the floor when I was in a hurry to find a rain jacket for our 1st grader to get out the door for school on this rainy day,
Wondering why no one has responded eagerly to my requests to join in a Moms in Prayer fellowship group with me in the fall. (This is my God Sized Dream) It’s in the fall 2013…most people don’t plan ahead like I do!
So…today, I ask for more patience, and less speed. I want to slow. Taking in the glimmers of God’s grace, I feel peace. What is your God-Sized Dream? How will you get there?