It is not for the faint of heart.
Linking up with Five Minute Friday today, and the them
Let me explain:
I a tendency to be rather, uh, impatient. Like, just a tidge. Teensy bit.
Like, if I was gonna say… my impatience is one of the smaller states, it’s New Hampshire. It’s the New Hampshire of impatience.
Granted. New Hampshire is still about 10,000 square miles in size. Thank you, Wikipedia. So, there’s that.
Impatience is one of my issues. I’ll admit it. I am working on it, but it’s tough because working on myself takes AGES, and my gosh who has time for that? Ridiculous.
And here is the other thing:
Yes, I know. Thing is blurry and in a shepherd’s costume, but I didn’t want to take the time to look for a better picture. Because impatient. Anyhow. This is Red. And he… well… he is not interested in the passage of time. At all. Like, he stops and smells the roses in every nook and cranny of his life all the time every second whenever wherever and HOLY BIG BEN WHAT IS HIS PROBLEMMMMM.
Yes. I am time-shaming my sweet child. I know. This is not my finer moment. I don’t CARE because TIME. TIME IS OUT THERE JUST SMACKING US AROUND ALL THE, WELL, TIME AND IT’S REALLY HARD TO DEAL WITH THAT.
The red. He makes me deal with time. I have gritted-teeth conversations with time, and with Red on a daily basis. Daily.
A daily test.
It’s only a test. Tests are not to be feared. They are just events that make us stronger. I have to remind myself that, also, on a daily basis.
The test-taking is daily because God loves us enough to not let us alone. And I remind myself of that too, on a daily basis.
This is only a test. If it was a real emergency, we need pray. But, the best part is that we can pray, anyway, anytime, anywhere.
Prayer. Our automatic answer key.