Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thankful Thursday Waiting


“One time, when I was very little, I climbed a tree and ate these green, sour apples. My stomach swelled and became hard like a drum, it hurt a lot. Mother said that if I'd just waited for the apples to ripen, I wouldn't have become sick. So now, whenever I really want something, I try to remember what she said about the apples.”  Khaled Hosseini

Waiting....it's hard to do. I don't like waiting. I want things to happen right away. I don't want to wait. Once something's in my head I want to just do it, move forward, get on with the thing. 

But I've learned that's not how things work. If I don't do the wait step, things rarely work out the way they're meant. There's no shortcut. No fast track. It's like baking a cake...if you skip a step, the cake doesn't taste as good. Grateful for.....

-someone was given a copy of one of my books. She was inspired and is now giving them as gifts to others. Very humbled by that. 
-off today to meetup with some incredible women to share hope and be inspired. Grateful for the opportunity to give back. 
-someone tweeted that she received my book in prison and it gave her hope. Very cool. 
-Mostly am grateful that He does turn everything around for good. At one time I didn't see that. I was angry at Him for allowing things to happen, but now I know He waited until I was ready. 

Happy Thursday, Guys!!!

 

6 comments:

Launna said...

Nikki.. waiting had never been one of my strong suits... I'm learning the importance of it though... He does know better than me and I need to remember that... I'm grateful for your blog and I'm grateful for Heavenly Father ♡

Finding Pam said...

Beautiful post today. It's all in God's time. I am thankful for that gives me hope.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

It takes patience to wait and patience, as they, is a virtue. Thanks for the inspiring post today and have a fabulous weekend, Nikki.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Saleslady371 said...

He uses every detail, every little scrap in our lives for His glory if we can just learn to wait. I'm praising God that you did and look at all He's done and will continue to do. Thank you for sharing this list of praises today. I'm so touched.

Luv,
Mary

Margie said...

Nikki, whenever I read your Thankful Thursday posts , I always feel grateful and inspired!
You are an amazing person!
God bless you, always!

I used to be impatient but over the years I have learned to be patient!
I like being patient much more!!!

Daisy said...

Nikki, you are right, being patient and waiting are so important and necessary. Lovely post.