January 18th: Waiting

January 18th-Timing

There are times when I want something so badly that I will force the timing.

I try to rush through activities to get a moment with a beloved friend.

I drop everything and change direction in a matter of seconds.

I check my phone or my email in hopes that I have been contacted regarding something I am longing for.

But… I have found that when I do force the timing, I often end up regretting it.

I find that my expectations are so high, that the actual event can’t meet my needs.

It’s wonderful to be so excited about specific people or opportunities but I must keep my balance so that I am able to manage down my expectations.

I must learn to wait for the time when I can really savior and enjoy the company of a good friend or an exciting event, instead of pushing it to happen at an inopportune moment, due to my impatience and inability to… wait.

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“Dear God, help me to know when to seize the moment and when to wait. Help me to be patient when the timing does not fit the occasion.”

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7 thoughts on “January 18th: Waiting

  1. I can be very impatient also, and always want to be more in control of when things happen. And I can’t of course πŸ™‚
    Being on my own for the first time in a zillion years is part of it because I tend to fear “idle time”.
    I’m just beginning to understand that I can relax a bit, stop “waiting” for something to happen and find calm.

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