I didn’t trust God. There I said it. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it is true. At the time, I didn’t realize that was the case, but looking back, that was exactly it. I would often blame my impatience on my impulsive personality but I realize that it went a lot deeper than that. My impatience came from a place of mistrust. I didn’t trust God would work on my behalf if a prayer took too long to get answered. I would then ditch the waiting on God scenario and concoct dead-end ways to answer my own prayers.
For today’s lesson, I have learned to be patient and wait on God! When I don’t, the results are often a hot mess! Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds me that I must trust in the Lord with all my heart. Not some of my heart, but all of it. In all of my ways acknowledge Him-not some of my ways but all of them. Are you seeing a pattern here? God is really into this TOTAL surrender thing. After I have surrendered my all to God, I must then learn to be patient and allow Him to direct my path. The directing may not come as quickly as I would like or in the direction I want to go. However, I must learn to trust that God’s timing and wisdom are always the best option for me. How about you? Do you find that you are impatient or is it easy for you to be still and trust God? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct[a] your paths.