It happened this morning. I left home a little later than I wanted to and then…every traffic light was red. At least it seemed that way.
You know the old saying – “Good things come to those who wait.” Who wants to do that? Waiting sure is tough, especially when I have an agenda, a plan for the day, week, month, or perhaps for the year. It can be so frustrating when things don’t happen in my timing. But maybe that means I don’t know best. Maybe I’m not putting my trust where it belongs.
I believe that generally, being a person of action is best. Not impetuous, but ready to move forward. It’s important for me to plan, but also important to hold on loosely to my plans since I don’t know the future. A few thousand years ago a guy named David (“a man after God’s own heart”) shared some thoughts. “In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation.” (Psalm 5:3). And in Psalm 27:14, “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
Good advice then that still rings true today.