I’m reminded again that impatience guilt during transition can be tough. As mentioned, we have just made a huge move, to a brand new town [for us]. Due to many reasons, getting the house set up into a home this time takes far too long. So, I sit here—with a little time to relax and reflect—getting anxious because nothing seems to be happening.
Actually, throughout the move, the Lord has been making His presence wonderfully known. We’ve seen marvelous deliverances, timely rescues, financial blessings, deeper marriage bonding, the renewal of joy, and all the rest of the normal things happening in the lives of believers.
Yet, I continue to feel the urge to write, create, produce… However, I know that doing anything without the anointing simply wastes time—both my time and the readers’ time. Thank God, the Lord can redeem anything in our lives. But impatience, at best, wastes time.
Dealing with impatience guilt during transition gets old quickly
I mean—really! I still have not completely learned to relax and let the Lord set the timetable. This remains true whether we are talking about career, calling, maturing, or ministering. I’m still waiting for the best seller, that anointed teaching which brings dozens [if not hundreds] of people to the Lord, the peace and joy of finally growing up, discovering the fruit of good character in myself. But alas! I’m still waiting.
I should know better. I understand that process trumps results. I see that character matters more than good works. Yet I want to be doing something. I need to relax into trust—knowing that His plan is marvelous. All I have to do is pray, praise, and wait.
Is this an American issue? Maybe I’m just weird. But then, I don’t see too many who have grown beyond this issue. What about you?