You Can’t Hurry Love. Or Jacob.

This goes hand in hand with the Stalling is His Calling post. Some people like to be on time. Some don’t mind being late. But, if you are reading this, you have an awareness of what it means to be early, on time, or tardy. Jacob has indicated he has a sense of time. But that doesn’t mean he cares about being ON time. It’s safe to say he is quite apathetic when it comes to a schedule. This creates a conflict for me as I’m one who likes to be on time. I have not found one thing, NOTHING, that will make him hurry. No bribe. No song. No promise. No chocolate. “Speed it UP!” If he is rushed, he can make everyone miserable. I’ve learned that it may take an hour, or more, to get him up, dressed, fed, etc. before leaving home. So, I allow that time. Some days that is more than enough and some days not nearly.

I have to remind myself that all things happen in God’s time. A delay I wasn’t pleased about may have been just the thing that kept us safe that day. Often I’m guilty of being in a hurry rather than ‘stopping to smell the roses’. Jacob gives me ample opportunities to practice patience. And, I’m not sure but is there such a thing as too much patience?

No you can’t hurry him. No, you just have to wait. He won’t make it easy, it’s a game of give and take. You can’t hurry him, you’ll just have to WAIT!  Just trust in God’s time, no matter how long it takes!


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