I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor will I probably ever be patient...I think that is what makes me so unique in how I respond to things and why I get them done in the way I do and why people come to me for help. The fact is, I jump in with both feet running.
Soooooooooooo, you can imagine with just that teeny bit of information, I am not always good at waiting...anywhere or anytime, I do wait when I have to, but I am just not really good at it. That is why I take my hand quilting or Bible with me to occupy my time.
I had the opportunity to test for a local law enforcement agency as a 911 operator a few weeks ago and I sat on egg shells until I received the passing grade. I knew there were a few positions open where I wanted to work and believed my experience in the field as both operator and trainer would have garnered me an interview.
We were advised in my testing group to expect a call within a week. Sadly for me, that call has not come in. Soooooooooooooo, I applied for another agency over the week-end and am truly hoping something or someone will call me before the end of the week.
So, how do I wait on the Lord?
1- Keep busy...cleaning, quilting, cooking, blogging
2-Don't jump to the phone every time it rings...if it is important, they will leave a message.
3-Pray & read the bible on patience passages
4-Pray and ask for patience.
6-Try not to let the silence get to me
7-Try to understand God may have other plans for my family and I & even though we could really use the income
8-Smile a lot and tell people everything will be okay (it will be and I know it)
9-Give my family special times with me because I am not working
10-Pray, pray and pray some more
I know I need to be patient, I understand God has my families best interest at heart, but it is sometimes hard to grasp when I have worked all of my life and can't find permanent work. I love my work from home job for supplementing our income, but I wouldn't be able to support our family on it if something happened to my husband!
Sometimes, I want to stand on the corner with a huge neon sign and say, I can't find work, please help....if people are willing to give their money away to the addicts on the streets, perhaps someone would show compassion and give me a job.....then again, I know to many people in this town and I would be so embarrassed!
So today, when you pray, please pray that God grants me grace and patience!