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WAITING . . .

One hour, one day, one week?

A month, a year, please not a decade!

“Pray and don’t worry, leave it in his hands”

Was the declaration I had made

 

Whether praying for marriage, a job

A house, a new car, or going back to school

I didn’t realize the process involved

And I was trying hard to stay cool

 

My best friend is moving out of the hood

Uncle Joe got a bonus and a raise

My neighbor got a full scholarship

All their prayers answered in a matter of days!

 

My ex got a new higher paying job

My aunt came through cancer free

Even my enemy got blessed with a new car

And my wild and crazy cousin still ain’t got an STD

 

Testimony after testimony at church

Answered prayers, blessings, and miracles too

For everyone but me

Got me wondering, “Lord, what did I do?”

 

I mean hold up, don’t he cheat on his wife?

And Sis. Joan stole church money right?

Don’t that girl drink and beat her kids?

And I know the choir director be clubbing all night!

 

I’m just dazed, annoyed and very confused

Cause they all just gave testimonies of praise

And I’m sitting here crying inside

Wondering when in the world I’m gonna get outta this phase

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God, when are you going to answer my prayer?

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This verse is so easy to quote and yet so hard to actually do sometimes.  We can say it to others to try and encourage them but how quickly we forget it when our own time of “waiting” actually comes.  I’ve recently been struggling with waiting for a new/better job opportunity.  I’ve been on my current job for almost 3 years, with little room for growth or increase in pay. I’ve actually been given more responsibility disguised as a “better opportunity” only to still have the same title and pay at the end of the day…..oh and not to mention stricter guidelines and a reduction in my bonus….yeah I’m smh too.  After being promised a new role within a year of starting this job, the fulfillment of that promise keeps getting pushed further and further away.  I’m sure many of you can identify with this scenario.  However, in the midst of complaining, talking about management, and wishing I could just quit most days, God has been vigorously reminding me through His Word how horrible my attitude has been while I wait for Him to answer my prayers: Continue reading →

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