Thursday, March 15, 2012

Visual Lesson

So, I talked yesterday about waiting. I mentioned how hard it is for me and how impatient I am in the midst.

Today, God chose to give me a little lesson on how I handle waiting.

I needed it. It has centered me. It has made me realize how much I don't trust in the waiting.

Isaiah is a challenging little guy. I love him. I wouldn't trade him. He challenges me.


This morning is the perfect example. From the minute he saw me, he began asking for breakfast.

I kept telling him to wait. You see, he didn't know that I was planning to meet a friend at Chick-fil-a and that we would have breakfast there.

I didn't want to tell him because I hadn't confirmed the meeting.

I have learned to NEVER tell him something unless I am absolutely sure that it will happen. If plans he is counting on fall apart, he falls apart. It is not pretty or enjoyable.

So, between the time I saw him and got downstairs to the kitchen, he had asked at least 5 times about breakfast.

The fifth time I said to him,"Isaiah, I. just. need. you. to. wait!" it hit me.

He didn't know what I had planned. He didn't know that I had a better breakfast for him than the cereal he was asking for. He wasn't trusting me.

That is totally how I am with God. I have no idea what He is up to. I don't know the big picture for my life. I just know what I want, and I want it now!

I couldn't reveal my plan to Isaiah until I confirmed it. I didn't want to tease him by telling him we were going to Chick-fil-a and then say, "Oh, wait, never mind. It is not going to work today."

I know the analogy breaks down a bit here because God is not surprised by anything, but He does know the whole plan. He knows the right timing for everything. He has my best interest in mind.

I have to trust. I have to relinquish control. I have to WAIT on Him.

How can I wait in such a way that is glorifying to God? That is what I am trying to do today.

I put this verse on our marker board for the kids last week, and now I am realizing it is just as much for me:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
Lean not on your own understanding,
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will direct your path.
Proverbs 3:5-6

That is what I am choosing to do today.

Trusting and acknowledging HIM!!


  1. Needed this message today. Love everything about, so true.

  2. hey Laura! This has nothing to do with your post (which is awesome) but a question about your chore plan you spoke on today at MOPS. My sister has a 3 1/2 year old and an almost 6 year old and I was telling her about you. she was really excited about it. Do you mind emailing me those sheets you were passing around this morning? My email is

    sorry I posted this here...didn't know how else to get a hold of you. Thanks!