Virginia has poured the contents of the dishwashing liquid into a glass bottle. She says it looks “pretty.” So now, when I want to wash my hands at the kitchen sink, I don’t have the convenient squeeze bottle of Palmolive. I have this glass bottle with a strange looking spout, and when turned over, I wait and wait and wait and wait. And then, finally, a teeny, tiny, little drop of Palmolive will descend onto my palm. Not enough to wash my pinky finger. I don’t understand why I can’t have my plastic bottle of Palmolive back on the counter. I don’t understand why “pretty” gets more votes than a plastic bottle. Mostly, though, I just don’t like to wait.
Sometimes waiting gets frustrating, but sometimes waiting is the best thing we can do. Wait on God. That means before you act or react on something, spend time with God. His timing is always better than your timing. Every time I run ahead of God, it has always been to my detriment. Wait, listen, pray. Seek God’s word. Seek the counsel of trusted Christian friends. God will show you the way. Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength.
– Dr. Tim Thompson