This morning I am reading my Devotions From The Garden~ and it is talking about waiting on God's timing. Oh~ I have such a hard time with that!
Sometimes I just get ahead of myself. Well, actually that is a huge character flaw I have. I plan the days ahead. I just have to be ahead of the schedule. It serves me well most the time because I get very anxious if I wait until the last moment.
Sometimes it causes me trouble though~ as a Gardener anyway. I am so eager to get those empty flower pots filled. I hate seeing an empty flower pot. In the winter I fill them with greenery and branches. It is March that gets me every time . As soon as I see the first pansy or viola at the local fix-it-yourself store I can't help myself. It is always a bright sunny day when I go purchase my spring flowers. I get them planted and watered and they start to take off. I so enjoy seeing the first hint of the beauty of what's to come in my yard. It just puts a smile on my face and spring in my step.
BUT ~ then the sun goes inside and the temperatures drop. Every year~ I know it as sure as rain. I have to cover my little spring flowers and bring in the pots. Just last week we went down to 27 degrees~ another hard freeze hits. I had to bring them all inside ~ including my porch ferns I just had to have for Easter company. I make a note to self ~ I should have waited. Grandma Baker's words come back to memory~ "Wait until after Mother's Day to plant." But I just can't. No matter how hard I try. Even when I vow to wait next year ~ and I keep that promise to myself until the next spring.
God sometimes wants me to wait on Him as I am reading in my devotion today. I need to learn to just wait on God and not rush ahead of Him. Even the best-made plans are better when we just wait on God and His perfect timing.