In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly.
Psalm 5:3
I get the praying in the morning, really I do. I’m pretty good with that.  And I get the part about laying my requests before him.  I’m good at that too.
It’s that last part that is the kicker…”wait expectantly.”  I am not a good waiter.  No, I usually want my requests heard and answered in a timely fashion.  Of course, I mean “MY” timely fashion.
When I read “Pray about everything; then, leave outcomes up to me.” in Jesus Calling I actually stopped, went back and re-read it, then re-read it again.  It resonated with me throughout the day.
I found myself pausing at the semi-colon, and pausing again at the comma after then.  Read it without pausing. Then read it with the pauses.  Do you see a difference?
I think Jesus wants us to take a step back and pause once we pray about something.  He wants us to have a comma in our prayer life.  He wants us to wait.
Wait upon him.
Waiting is hard for me.  I like to get things done in a timely fashion and I want others to be on the same timetable as me.

I am a bit of a control freak.  Can you see that?  But I am not the one in control.

I am not the one in charge.

In the big scheme of things, I am pretty small.

So I am going to try to pause.

To wait.

To see what He has in store.  It might be different than I envision, but I need to stop.

Step back and see what He can do.  This is, after all, His story…not mine.

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