I should be used to it by now. Sweetheart, are you dressed yet? I try not to sound angry, exasperated or insensitive. At almost 42 years of marriage, I should know better.
She doesn’t answer. Sweetheart, I cry out again, we are going to be late. Are you ready yet?
Her response is quick and a bit terse; ‘Why are you rushing me? We have a full hour to get there and traffic is not bad. Besides, I am still trying to pick out the best shoes. She steps to the top of the stairs. Which pair goes better with the blue dress, the dark blue or the lighter blue?
I murmur to myself, to be honest, both look the same to me.
What did you say, she asked?
I said I think the light blue ones are best. To which she replies, I like the darker ones.
I know how Charlie Brown felt with Lucy and the football.
In an effort to remain calm as she continues to choose accessories, I do some menial tasks. I pick the Gummy Bears from the car seats from the grand kids, pour my second cup of coffee and peruse last weeks church bulletin. Fifteen minutes later she appears. It was well worth the wait.
She is as splendid as ever and I am reminded that the wait always seems long, until the finished product appears.
Such is the Psalmist’s admonition that we should ‘wait on the Lord.’ God has some marvelously, beautiful things in store for His beloved. We can’t rush and we dare not try to do so. By rushing we try to circumvent His will and ultimately make bad choices, much worse than the wrong accessories for our outer dress.
We make the wrong choices that impact our lives and the lives of those around us in both temporal and eternal ways.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage. He has great things in store.
1 Corinthians 2:9 It is written, ‘No eye has seen no ear has heard nor has the human mind conceived the things God has prepared for those who love Him’
Well Worth The Wait