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Girl, What Are You Doing?


During college, I was an English Literature major and there’s a literary term called the “fatal flaw.” A fatal flaw is something that aids a character in bringing about their own downfall.

While I would ideally have one fatal flaw, I have many. And do you want to take a guess as to what one of them is?


I’ve noticed recently how impatient I really am. I don’t think a day goes by without me getting impatient with someone or something.

I’ve learned that I work on my own schedule. I like to get things done when I want them done. And this leads to me getting impatient when someone doesn’t work on the same schedule as I do.

Well, this won’t work with God.

He has His own schedule. And do I know this schedule? No. I do not.

I try to come up with my own plan for things. And when they don’t work out the way that I think they should or the way I want them to, I move on to the next thing.

But I don’t think God works this way. I can see Him saying:

He has His own plan that I can’t see. While I can’t just sit back and wait for things to happen, I can work on listening to what God has to say.

And that’s another thing I struggle with: listening.

While in prayer, I so often just go through my routine: tell God what’s going on, read part of a book, read a Scripture passage, pray for my intentions, and move on to the next thing on my to-do list. And while I have made progress in my prayer, I still find that it’s mechanical and one sided.

So, I need to work on my impatience and my listening skills.

With effort, I think this can be done.

Until next time!


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