Hurry Up and Wait — PART 1

Americans do a lot of rushing around. I do a lot of rushing around only to “hurry up and wait” once I get there. Think about your day. What are you doing? Rise early, hurry up and take care of the dogs before I wake the girls. Hurry up and get the 10-yr old going so we can hurry up and have breakfast and hurry up and get to school. Hurry up and get home so I can wash dishes, do laundry and hopefully hurry up and tackle “the desk” (as my friend calls it) before I have to hurry up to carpool at 3. Oh sure, there’s plenty of time for some fun things in there, hopefully some exercise—does all the “hurry upping” count for CARDIO??–

Let’s just use “HU” for hurry up or hurry upping from here on out.

I recently read a Stanford Study which stated that “multi-tasking may damage your career and your brain.” Well, I guess I’ll be out of a job soon and this would explain my multi-directional brain (if just I could turn my head 360 degrees) because yesterday as I was doing 10 things at once, I picked up my cell phone to make a call, pressed all the numbers, put the phone to my ear, nothing happened, I looked at the face of my phone and I had punched the number I was calling on the calculator. I’m seeing the signs……….You should read the article at the link below, BUT FINISH READING THIS FIRST. Task completion, then you can move on to the next one:)) Small steps ladies!

HU and WAIT. What are you waiting for? What am I waiting for? We don’t like to wait, FOR ANYTHING. We are in a fast-food society and I don’t mean just for food. We make a face if the person in front of us in line is taking too long or when you are in Houston traffic and accidentally get behind the city bus at one of its long stops…..

Then there are the serious things we are waiting for. Waiting for God to move a mountain for financial freedom from a debt, praying for a child’s crisis to pass, waiting for something to be decided in your favor, waiting for loved ones to come to Christ. Do you have faith that God is going to do all the things He has promised? What is behind your faith? Belief should be behind it. But when you pray for a need, Jesus says this, “I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:24

How much belief backs up your faith? 50%? 25%? Have you ever thought about that? When you are asking for something, do you truly believe God will make it happen? Sometimes when we have been asking for the same thing since forever, it feels like a useless, unheard prayer. But as believers, we know He rises from His Mercy Seat to hear us. His timing is not our timing. It’s so easy to see the picture and the evidence of His hand AFTER the prayer has been answered, I know. Is He testing our faith? Is He stretching us? Trying to grow us up for complete dependance on Him? I thought we were done growing up. In K-12 I can remember counting how many years left until I didn’t have to go to school anymore, how much longer until I could go to college and not get in trouble with my parent’s anymore. It is fun to grow up with Christ. But we have to stop the HU with Him. He is not in the rush that we are. He is in control of the time and NONE of it is wasted.

Experiencing His goodness, sharing it and praising Him for it is the most fulfilling growing up I have ever done. When we dis-believe (I know that’s not a word-remember the article said my brain was damaged) we don’t believe what God says. When we don’t believe what God says we only believe Him a little. Isn’t there something about the whole truth and nothing but the truth? It’s true or it’s false. There is no grey area with God. This makes me think about an alarming statement I read in Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love. His belief is that “lukewarm Christians won’t go to Heaven.” I believe it is backed up by Revelation 3:15-16, “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth.” There it is, right there. We are in or we are out. I believe this is a great call to building our belief in our faith in the Almighty. Our 100% belief. Say it and mean it.

Well, sorry about this guys, but I’ve got to Hurry Up and get to carpool…………TO BE CONTINUED