Friday, March 12, 2010

They Say Patience is a Virtue

I have always struggled with patience. I seem to have a short fuse. I can also be very impulsive at times when it comes to things I want to do or buy.

When I was newly married, I remember I was struggling with some people in my life that were pushing all of my buttons. So, I prayed about it. I asked God to teach me patience. And oh God is quite the humorous one. Do you know what he did?

He gave me this bundle of joy. Oh, my darling Audrey. She is a lot like her mommy. She is independent and stubborn. She wants what she wants when she wants it and she thinks her way is the best way.

As a baby, she didn't want to be held often. She wanted to be off doing her own thing. When I tried to hold her to trim her nails or to try to cuddle her when she was sick, oh she would scream and scream.

I realized then that God had found a way to teach me patience.

Audrey is now six years old and oh, that girl fights me tooth and nail. Everything feels like a battle with her lately. And I have been really lacking in the patience department. I have also been lacking in the prayer department, which is a huge part of the problem.

I swear this week has been one of the roughest yet with fight after fight and battle after battle. I bet I am going to wake up tomorrow with over 30 gray hairs.

So we have a new behavior chart we are going to start up this weekend with Audrey. But perhaps mommy needs a chart for prayer time as well. Looks like Audrey isn't the only one who could use a little discipline.

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
- Colossions 4:2


Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Ohhh - it sure is tricky when we give birth to children just like us! LOL I know all about that! HUGS - you are doign a GREAT job!

AND i LOVE the new site - it is FANTASTIC!!!

Heather :D said...

I love it! I agree- It's Fabulous :) i am contemplating blogging again too :) And I totally feel you on... well... the whole post. Except apparently God thought I REALLY needed practice in patience so He gave me 6 ;) lolol. And I've been lacking in the prayer dept. lately too. I am praying daily but not in depth like I need to be. I was thinking of getting a prayer/accountability partner butttt... idk.

Anonymous said...

Never forget that you're not alone in this fight. I'm sadly lacking in the discipline area myself...


Anonymous said...

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