I want what I want… and I don’t want to wait for it.

When I Give God Control

Patience is not a strength of mine.

I want what I want… and I don’t want to wait for it.

Some days my inability to wait without complaining is painfully obvious.

Like one recent afternoon I sped up, instead of slowing down, when the light turned yellow.

And my son asked why I did that. Before sifting my thoughts through a filter of wisdom, I told Andrew I didn’t want to stop and wait at the red light.

Not good. Not good at all. Where is the duck tape when you need it?

That same week I heard myself grumbling to JJ about waiting on God for direction in a decision I was trying to make.

I didn’t like how it sounded after it came out of my mouth.

I know better and I want to do better.

After all, my oh-so-patient Father calls me to live “with humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Col. 3:12)

But patience isn’t possible unless my heart is closely connected to HIS.

I have to attach my hope to the fact that He is in control.

Stoplights are good for the  soul.

And I can trust Him.

When I give God control, His ways and timing are always better than mine. @ReneeSwope {Click to Tweet}

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.