I'm not really any good at waiting. When I cook in a crock-pot, I always look. Baking in the oven? I open the door and look. As I have gotten older, I have gotten better at knowing when to look, but I still look
I have two kids. I remember when they were very little and I would put them in time-out. The one, I could put in time-out, and they would be so good at the task of being away, that they would actually fall asleep! When the other child went into time-out, they would come out every 5 minutes and ask if they could be done or was it enough time out! Although I am farther along than I used to be, I regret that I am still a "checker-upper."
I wonder, as I write this reflection, how many of you are "checker-uppers?" Do you plant your seeds, but them come out the next day and expect a crop? Okay, maybe not a crop, but even a seedling? Have you ever planted seeds or bulbs in the yard? I have, and I can tell you, it takes about 7-10 days for those beauties to poke their heads through the soil. Those 7-10 days drive me crazy! I usually find myself thinking, "oh, there's something wrong...the squirrels must have eaten them or they are rotted out in the ground!" When they are out of my sight, I am nervous because they are out of my control. I know this is a "bit" of an exaggeration, but I hope you get my meaning. We have to put things into Father's hands and trust that He knows what to do with them. Stop taking them back!
I pray that you have an amazing day. What can you put in His hands today? He's more than able to take care of it!
Prayer: God, you are the keeper of my hidden things-the good and the bad. I trust you with my mornings, afternoons and nights. Thank you for being so good to me. In Jesus, Amen.