Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Psalm 27: Why I Hate to Wait

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." (v.14)

I hate to wait,
I have places to go
I have people to see
I have things to do.
I love me
and I have a wonderful plan
for my life.
I hate to wait.
I don't like obstacles
in my way
or people that disagree
or processes that take too long.
I hate to wait.
I don't like lines
or traffic
or delayed appointments
or tardy people.
I hate to wait.
I wake up everyday
with an agenda.
I know
what I want to accomplish.
I know
how I want it done.
I know
where I want it done.
I know
when I want it done.
I know
who I want to do it.
I know
why it has to be done this way.
I hate to wait
I am the one having to wait.
I don't mind
that you have to wait
but I don't want to have to
wait with you.
I hate to wait
I tend to put myself
in the one place
I am never supposed to be
I tend to want to be
the one thing
I should never crave to be.
I hate to wait because
I want to be
in the center of my universe
and I want to be
my own sovereign.
When I forget your plan
When I lose sight of your will
When I begin to think
that my life belongs to me
When I fall prey to
the delusion
that I am wiser than you
my way is better than yours
Then I hate to wait
I curse the obstacles in my way.
But you are sovereign
and you are
and loving
and gracious
and kind
and mighty,
filled with compassion
overflowing with mercy.
You bought me
with the price of your Son.
You forgave me
and the cost was his death.
For all my attempts
at independent wisdom
the truth is
that my life does not belong to me.
once more I fall to my knees.
Once more I open my hands
give my life back to you
and say
"You do in, with, and through me
what you think is best
I will follow
and when
your wisdom and grace
require it,
I will be willing
to wait.


At 11:27 PM, Blogger Brian G. Hedges said...

I appreciate your meditations and am grateful for your ministry. My small group is currently going through the Changing Hearts, Changing Lives video series, and another group in our church is reading through How People Change. Thanks for all your labors in the Word and over your own heart and the hearts of others.

At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul, it was great to sww you and Malcolm again in Tx. Your workshop and session wee what we all need. I need more of a servant's heart.
God bless your outreach.

John McConaughy

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