I’ve been going through a bunch of older posts and I’m sure this one here is so much more for me than many of you…but just in case…I’m re-posting with a few revisions…
I remember not long ago waking up to an inevitable mess…well scratch that…it was definitely avoidable. I just didn’t act quickly enough and there goes the rest. One of my dogs got sick and though I heard her yelping to go out, I kind of allowed my sleepiness aka laziness have its way instead….and the moment I realized what was going on, it was too late…YAK!
I know that’s not the most aesthetically pleasing picture, but imagine how I felt about the smell!
EEEW!!! Out steps the dog and in steps ODOBAN….
Anyway, while Angel was whining, I didn’t just lay silent in bed. I’m a light sleeper so I actually responded, “Calm down, just wait!” Yes, I treated her as if she were a human and as if she had the ability to do what I’d requested on cue…dog people should get that..
But for those of you who either have been misled into thinking that cats are an acceptable companion and not the irritating piece of furry vermin with claws they really are or that you’re perfectly okay with no four-legged critters around, I’ll explain further.
Needless to say, my request was fruitless…she’s a dog and while she obeys many commands and there are days when I just know she “gets me” more than any other human on the planet, she can’t be expected to follow my instruction in mid-yak! I mean it’s involuntary and like us, when we get sick of something and have to purge, it’s a not so nice feeling that we aren’t exactly able to stomach either…pun intended….
Now that I’ve grossed you out so far…I guess I should find a point here..
Well, unlike my dog, when our Master tells us to calm down and wait, it’s in our best interest because not doing so is the only time there’s a mess to clean up. The kicker is that we do have a choice when we’re told to wait.
Why? Because God loves us so much He allows us to have free will. I mean the Guy spoke and there was night and day so of course He could’ve created of us to obey on demand, but that’s not how God rolls.
The problem is we rarely listen to His advice the first, second, or even third time. I guilty here!
Yep, sometimes I have to learn my lesson over and over again.
There’s a definite benefit to not worrying, looking at a situation objectively, and listening to what God says before responding irrationally.
I’m learning day by day that while it seems things are taking forever to manifest, God will not leave me hanging for longer than I can bear. And since He knows best, I believe I’ll calm down and wait a while longer.
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