Why Am I So Impatient?
Who do I think I am?
I must think I am the supreme commander of the universe. I want everything, and I want it now. It’s good to have a plan and move forward in life. It’s good to dream big and not settle for the status quo. But I hate it when other people expect me to get in line with their agendas. So why do I do that to other people?
You must think I’m pretty ungrateful, Lord. I want more than I have, and that makes me crabby, feeling sorry for myself. Is there hope for me? Can you teach me how to wait? I know that’s how your heroes of old learned your ways: “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry” (Psalm 40:1).
It’s impossible to mistake your love for me. Love is the only answer for what could have led you to punish your Son for my sins. It’s impossible to mistake your wisdom—the world around me is so beautiful and well ordered. You are a genius beyond all understanding. I know your strength and power have no limits.
Please help me relax and enjoy you and the people around me more. Help me get my life more in tune with your agenda. What you want is more important than what I want.
God’s grace is his unmerited and unlimited favor for those who are truly his. It’s his relentless determination to let nothing stand in the way of his love for his children.
Throughout One Day Full of Grace is woven the story of God’s great love—as it’s shown to many in the Bible, as it’s displayed in the author’s life and family, and how it’s a part of each Christian’s life. You’ll learn how you can ﬁll your life with God’s goodness and mercy each and every day.