Mama Bunkfish

Navigating marriage, motherhood, and mental illness on Jesus, caffeine, and naps!

Power Boil – 6 Weeks ‘Til Summer Part 4

This is week four in a six week series.

This past summer we replaced our old electric cooktop with a new and shiny ceramic one. I was thrilled because the old one cooked unevenly and would often randomly heat up past the temperature setting. What made it even more exciting was the ‘Power Boil’ setting which makes the water boil in about two minutes. When you’re in a hurry or just extremely impatient, Power Boil is awesome. But it can also be very detrimental if you’re trying to learn patience – stay with me.

Here’s the deal – I say over and over again that I need to be patient. I’m constantly talking about how I know that God is going to provide, He’s going to show up and show out, and all the other clichés the world has come up with for God’s timing. But if I’m being completely honest with myself – I’m lying. I don’t want to be patient. I want things to happen like Power Boil. I want to pray to God and in the time that it takes me to run some dishwater, wash a set of dishes, and start a load of laundry, I want the prayer answered. And I don’t want just any answer – I want what I want the way I want it. It’s insane – I know.

The funniest thing about my impatience is that I’m constantly waiting and asking others to wait on me. It’s taken me over a year to sit down with my husband and set up my new site. It’s taken me four days just to write this post. And don’t even get me started on the fact that I have trouble getting anywhere on time – even when I know people are waiting. How dare I put a time limit on God?!?

Friends, with each day that passes I’m realizing that this journey I’m on, that many of us are on, would be a lot less frustrating if we didn’t use the Power Boil setting so often.

Until next time…

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