Friday, May 11, 2012

Proverbs 21:5

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,
    but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

Oh my goodness, this proverb was written just for me. Every time that I read a commentary on this verse...I'd move onto the next one because the previous stepped on my toes. You know why? 

I am an impatient person! I am! Horribly! I know, I know, don't pray for patience or you'll regret it. Trust me, God has shown me time and time again that I need to be patient. Alas, it is my worst downfall. I learn to be patient in some areas of my life (like I am very patient with my husband, but mercy what God had to allow in my past to get me to that point!), but then in others I just rush, rush, rush. 

When doing a project I am not too patient. I try. But I get so little time to do things that I am always in a rush to get them done. Even blogging anymore. Rush rush rush. Hmmm, guess maybe that is why my internet is leaving me for a while, huh? It's time for the rush to slow down!!! 

I think about Christ and His example. He was always patient. Never in a rush. Even in situations when people were dying--or some were already dead (like Lazareth)--Jesus would start His journey, but would help others along the way if needed be. He didn't rush. Ever.

You see, I would like to be like that. I really would. I guess maybe the answer is right up there in that Proverb. I need to make a plan! Well, wait a minute. I do make plans. And my family comes along and this happens and that happens and there goes those plans. Anyone else feel that way? So since my plan got all messed up I rush around and mess up other things. Oh, sigh...I am so impatient!

I've been very chatty today; nothing like my normal Bible study style of giving you things to look up and so on and so forth, but perhaps it is because my toes hurt really really badly. I've really nothing much more that I can say on this matter. I mean, bottom line--"Have Patience, Have Patience, don't be in such a hurry..."

Does anyone remember Agapeland? We loved the Music machine. I need to find a copy somewhere. This video is part of that movie. There are no pictures this time but if you will listen to the whole silly song, you might just learn a little tune to help you slow down. I guarantee you'll be humming it all day; after all, I've been humming it for years! ( I just haven't learned from it yet.)


Snoodles said...

Oh boy, is that something I need to work on! But I refuse to pray for it....seriously, thanks for the reminder to let go, and let God - and then be patient to see it through!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I often prayed for our Heavenly Father to hurry up and give me patience. (LOL?)