Struggle With the Wait

Growing up, it seemed everything took twice as long to come around as it does now.
Every Christmas anticipating the decorations, the tree, the eggnog, and yes... the presents.
The drive to Grandma and Grandpa's seemed to take forever.

Now, the seasons tend to fly by with a wink.  My grandparents have since passed, but driving to the town they lived doesn't seem to be nearly as far.

The weeks seemed to drag by, but the weekends were on fast-forward.

Even growing up seemed to take forever. I remember wanting to be old enough and tall enough to ride an ride at an amusement park, to get my license, to go to college.

Now... my kids went from 0 to 20 almost overnight.

There are some times I think I would prefer to wait, to slow down, to have time to take it all in.
And there is the problem... both Tuesday's post and today's post focus on 1 thing.


Yes me... I, I, I, ME, ME, ME.

From the moment I wake up, I begin to formulate a plan for the day. What I plan to accomplish, what I plan to do. How I plan to do it.

When I am forced to wait, it puts my plan in jeopardy.

The problem, the struggle is my focus tends to be me. My focus tends to be my goals, my plans, my expectations. If things get in the way of those, I get frustrated, I get irritated, I get angry.

NEWSFLASH...... The world doesn't revolve around me. The world doesn't really care about my plans or what I need to get done. Quite frankly, most of the time, I don't think much about what the world should be accomplishing either.

The good news is... despite my attempts to make things go my way 100% of the time, they don't.
This is good news because I don't have all the answers. I don't have infinite wisdom or resources to accomplish what NEEDS to be accomplished. I can tap into those resources, provided my plans are not my own, but that is a topic for my next post.


  1. Yes, always that realization that it's "I" and "me" leading the charge, Ryan, when our focus should be on God. And I'll have to agree with you about time flying - the older you get, it just seems to be part of it. Blessings, my friend!

    1. And there is the struggle...when our focus SHOULD be on God.
      If time flies any faster I am going to get a speeding ticket for sure!
      Thanks for commenting Martha!

  2. of course it doesn't revolve around you. It revolves around me don't you know? Hmmm I think I have just proven your theory. :) yeah...those times fly by now when it seemed to take forever before. Where did I leave that pen? Oh yeah...


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