My daughter has one speed: supersonic. Getting her to stand in front of me long enough to get dressed is a daily fight. I’ll put her diaper on and zoom—she’s off. I’ll start counting to three, and she’ll run back. I’ll put on her shirt and zoom—I think you get the idea.
Tumble tots should be a fun experience, but I leave exasperated every time. Kayla’s frantic darting from station to station with no sign of brakes isn’t so bad. She’s releasing energy, and I get a longer nap out of her. It’s circle time that gives me gray hairs. From the moment it begins, I’m wrestling with her, trying to force her to sit down. At this point, I don’t even care if she does the exercises. I just want her to sit still.
I’m amazed by how much my Mom hat gives me glimpses into the heart of God. While dressing her the other day, I had this thought: I’ll bet God feels like this when I refuse to be still. The Bible tells us to be still know God is God. Sometimes we need to stop and remember that the Lord is in control.
Our women's Bible study challenged me last week to wait for God to answer a question with which I’ve been struggling. I am NOT a patient person, no matter what hat I’m wearing. Yet Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” I think that God sometimes puts us in a place that gives us no choice but to wait. That’s my agenda when I put Kayla is her booster seat. She can climb up into her chair, but she can't climb down, forcing her to wait until I'm ready to let her down. I have no problem waiting for her to learn to climb down. =)
Are you waiting for something? Take courage. You’re not alone. I won’t tell you to pray for patience though. That never ends well.
Hats off to you, my friend. I will write again, but until then...
hang on to your hat! ;-)