Learning Patience is NOT Fun

Patience is not one of my strengths, so God is really working on me right now. We went to Enid this past weekend to look for a home to rent/lease. The prices there are just crazy expensive and the choices are so limited - it is unreal. It is because it is a military town and over 100 new pilots will be coming in the next few weeks so the demand is very high for rentals. We found a home that we love and would be able to lease for a couple of years and then purchase, but after looking at our budget we just decided that it isn't wise for us to have a mortgage payment and take on a rent payment. So, starting next weekend (June 5th) we will probably stay in a hotel in Enid Friday-Monday and stay at our home in Keller Tuesday-Thursday until our home sells or some sort of schedule like that. This is NOT my first pick - at all, but God is in control. I'm learning to be patient - it is a daily thing I have to work on. Keep us in your prayers. I know God has the buyer for our house already lined up and it is all in His timing. I only wish that sometimes His timing was the same timing as mine. LOL. I'm so thankful for the things He has done for us already - like giving us this amazing job at the church in Enid. We are SO excited about the next phase of our lives there and I think that is what makes the waiting even harder b/c our hearts & our minds are THERE and I'm ready to be there full time and not part time. I know so many of you can relate to this and have been through it yourselves. If you have any tips, scriptures, etc. that helped you through please pass on. :) I know all things work together for His purpose.

Comments

Casey said…
I definitely don't have it all together and have felt the way you feel many, many times. You'd think I'd learn...but I amaze myself at how much I don't learn!! I love this scripture and it helps me.

Acts 17:24-28
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of Heaven and Earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And He is not served by human hands as if HE needed anything, but He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man, He made every nation of men....and He determined the times set for them and the E X A C T places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek Him, reach out for Him and find Him, tho HE IS NOT FAR from each one of us. For in Him we live and move and have our being."

LOVE IT!
misty said…
i will be praying for you & your family.

all i can add is God has perfect timing - not our's. He is going to work everything out to His perfect plan.

and i totally understand wanting to be there, not going back & forth. we are so ready to move to tulsa!
Kerri said…
I'm glad I found your blog! I can't wait to hear what God has in store for you guys in Enid, although I am a little sad that we try harder to connect when we were both in Texas :(. I pray that God will give you eyes to see what He wants you to learn as you wait.
Kim Masengale said…
Thank you girls! I know God's got it all under control, but there are just days that I wish He would do it my way. Ha. His ways are always better b/c I've screwed up things a lot in the past. Patience. Casey - that verse is awesome. Thank you!!

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