This is a picture of Ben waiting for his mac and cheese to be ready to eat. Apparently, this was the best place to wait. I told him that it would take about 12 minutes, so he can go to the living room and play while the food is being cooked. But he was content in waiting with an empty bowl for the food. I tried to tell him, that it’s not instant food, you just must wait. I can’t boil water faster!
And this is a picture of Ben waiting for the milk man to deliver milk on Weds. Mornings. Every weds. Morning, he wakes up and goes right to the window or is too eager to go outside and wait at the front porch waiting for the milk man to come. Sometimes that kid will wait hours for the guy to get there.
Sometimes, I am really impressed at how patient Ben can really be. While he waits, he doesn’t pout or cry, just waiting, staring at the object or place until it finally is finished or arrived.
I hate to admit, but I think Ben may have more patient than me at times. I am horrible at being patient. I pray to God to give me patient, but He gave me kids. Might as well work on being patient by giving me a reason to have to be patient right?
Patience is painstakingly boring and can cause me a ton of anxiety. But, most of life is about being patient. And a life of faith is 100% all about being patient. Even if we ask God to give us more faith, having a stronger faith just doesn’t happen immediately. Building of faith is about years and years of going through the ups and downs of life. And there is no instruction about having a strong faith. The bible gives us guidelines, but those guidelines are always up to us, and if you can, takes time to get used to a build, because it is all a change of behavior and lifestyle, and those do not come easy. So we wait… and be patient of ourselves, and take each day one step at a time, so that the task, the changes, the choices become easier and that each day of building will decrease your anxiety of waiting, and by the time you ever realize it…. mission complete.
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).