The other day I was reading in Exodus chapter 32. This is when Moses was up on the mountain receiving the Ten Commandments from God. The people grew impatient and took matters into their own hands. They made a golden calf and decided to make it a god. They digressed from there.
This made me think. How often do I grow impatient with what I think God is supposed to be doing in my life? Where does my impatience lead me? Discontentment. Disobedience. Worry.
I must trust in God's plan for my life. When impatience brings doubts, I must remember Philippians 4:8 and think on "whatever is true." And the truth is Psalm 84:11, 12 - "For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Oh LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in You." If I am living uprightly, God will not withhold blessing from me. God does not dangle carrots in front of me and laugh. He loves me. He knows what I need and when I need it.
Impatience should not have a place in my life. I believe in God's sovereignty; therefore, He is never late. He is always on time. I should never take matters into my own hands.