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Five Minute Friday- WAIT

Five Minute Friday- Linking up with my sisters hosted by Kate Motaung.  A time to let go of edits and specifics and let the words flow.  Each Friday a new writing prompt is given and the timer is set.  Ready…


I am officially the mother of a toddler.  The walking, getting into every cabinet, cord pulling, even temper throwing (uh oh!) toddler.  Just a few days ago I was at the sink trying to finish up a few dishes while the lil’ man was growing quite impatient waiting at my feet.

He started with his cooing, then went to pulling on my pant leg, then was in sobbing tears because he was finished having to wait.

As I sought to console my son, while not letting him think he won, I began to think about how the Lord views me in those moments when I do not wait so patiently.

As we knelt on the kitchen floor together I explained to our guy that Mommy was cleaning up the kitchen for him.  He needed me to wash his bottles so when nap time came he would have something to drink.  Believe it or not, my making him wait was for his good.

In fact, the things I do everyday for my son are for his good (as far as my humanity will allow them to be.)  Does this sound like a familiar concept we know to be true about the Lord?

And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

I’m guilty of being a pant leg pulling, sobbing tears toddler in seasons of wait.

But oh what joy is found for those who trust and are still before the Lord, to wait on him.

In what areas are you being told to wait today?  Ask the Lord to cover you in His grace and help you be content in the season of waiting.


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