five minute friday {time}

Five minute friday time! Love this week’s prompt:

 

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I am one of the least patient people on the planet. I know this is one of my biggest flaws, my ability to want things on my time. I don’t like waiting and I really hate lateness and things being late/rescheduled. ย Especially waiting– whether it’s in line, for an email or text response, whatever. Waiting is the thing I’m least patient about– I like fast and efficient and on-time, thankyouverymuch.

I remember in high school we did a youth group exercise where we were writing down characteristics we saw in each other– and one of the ones on mine was “patient.” I laughed and scoffed to my mentor/friend Sharon that patient was the thing I was the LEAST. In her gentle encouraging mom-manner, she said, “well, maybe that’s God prompting that that’s something you should work on?”

She was right. That hasn’t made me better about being patient, though.

I was supposed to have a super important meeting yesterday. I went in only to discover the person I was meeting with was sick and I hadn’t known. (and was out again today). I was devastated. And angry. Not at him being sick- Lord I know what that’s all about!

Mainly, I was angry at time. Time wasted, time spent not getting things done. I needed this dealt with already and it keeps dragging on and on and on. I hate waiting. Waiting for something to happen or not happen is the most stressful thing to me.

I know that God’s timing is never wrong… I just wish time was on my side more lately. Because the waiting is the hardest part.

 

stop.

This prompt was quite timely, as I needed a minute to vent. All better now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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17 thoughts on “five minute friday {time}

  1. Oh Jordan, I so appreciate your transparency. And I GET it. Waiting is so hard. And, it is a lesson we learn throughout life. I’m closing in on fifty, and I still haven’t mastered the quality of patience. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, encouraging, right? The good thing is, God continues to help us grow in the areas of our weaknesses. He gives us practice, and offers us grace when we mess up. Again.

    Thanks for sharing so honestly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. One of my favorite poems is called Wait by Russell Kelfer. It puts waiting into perspective for me a little bit. Doesn’t make waiting any easier, but changed the way I look at the waiting periods of life.

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  3. Tara

    Waiting is indeed one of the hardest parts. I’m not too bad about waiting in line etc, but when it comes to god answering my prayers, I’m so impatient.

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  4. One thing that bugs me is when people waste my time. I could totally understand where you were coming from in your post. Time is so precious, and it’s one of those gifts we can never get back once we’ve used it. I’m working on that frustration for me. Maybe some day I’ll be able to have it not bother me so much. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad we can grow in His grace. Praying God stretches your time in the days to come!

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  5. Waiting is tough! And I can truly relate. Patience is certainly not one of my virtues!! And time is so precious – it can be so incredibly frustrating when it’s swallowed up, with nothing to show for it. I hope that things ease up for you soon. Stopping by from FMF ๐Ÿ™‚

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