Do not be like the horse or the mule,
which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
or they will not come to you.
 (Psalm 32:9 NIV)

There have been times when I felt the Lord was telling me to wait but I took off like a skittish horse. Fear pushed me into do something, anything mode. I then found myself in circumstances where there was nothing I could do but wait.

On the other hand, there have been times when I could see (in hind sight) the Lord was telling me to move, but I didn’t pay attention. Instead I stood my ground like a stubborn mule. That can’t be right, I thought. Sometimes I confused loyalty to people with loyalty to God. And sometimes I was just comfortable where I was, thank you very much. I then found myself becoming object of a divine loving shove.

It may still take me a while, but I’m learning to listen and respond sooner, if not immediately. I still hate making apologies for backing out after over-committing or after showing up late though. Thank God for grace.

Creative Meditations for Lent, Word prompt: Wait

4 thoughts on “Wait

  1. clpretty

    Hi My friend…This is so good and very true…. we are ever learning and being changed from glory to glory….me too , so very thankful for His patience…love n mercy. Been  experiencing a fresh journey of hearing and simply obeying…amazed at why He nudges me to just “be” at that moment…for His purposes.I went to hear Chris Sky at Rotary last week….almost never…but felt to go…left what I thot needed to be done, and went, but late… and had opportunity to chat with n pray over a young christian Rapper…God showed up…left rejoicing at His Goodness….Many rich blesssings over U. Much love n 🤗


  2. Charis, I would not be able to make it through the day, without the grace of God. I need to have his grace at all times. So often, when I do not listen to the voice of God and obey, I too become an “object of a divine loving shove.” Praise God for his wonderful grace!



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