I hate waiting so much.

I hate it.  I hate it.  I hate it.

And I’m waiting a lot right now.

I’m waiting to hear back on a lot of projects, a lot of queries and a lot of programs.

I’m waiting to hear back from editors and publishers and event planners and teachers and a whole host of other people.

And I hate it.

I swore I would never pray for patience, (I’ve seen what happens when friends pray for patience – I don’t want none of that.)

But here’s the thing – when you start refreshing your incoming e-mail every 60 seconds to see if anyone – anywhere – has sent you an e-mail, t’s time to take a different approach.

So, I’ve actually started to pray for patience. I’m praying boldly for what I think is in God’s will in each of these areas, but I’m also trying to leave it at His feet and not sneak back and snatch it up.

I’m working on remembering this:
Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

My job is to keep joyful, be patient and faithfully pray. That’s all I’ve got.


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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