Saturday, March 26, 2011

pitching a fit vs. patience and faith

Mr. Q loves his bottle aka "ba ba".  He still gets a couple bottles a day...nap time and bedtime.  So, he cherishes them.  Big time.

Sometimes he gets impatient while I am making his bottle.  Okay, pretty much every time.  He can see that just out of his reach is the thing he wants so much but he can't get to it.  Often times he will pitch a fit.  The weeping and wailing and flopping seems like a little much to me.  After all, since he was born I have lovingly provided for his needs.  Sometimes not in his perfect timing but always in time.

I want to say, "Get a hold of yourself, little man!  This fit is a waste of your energy.  I am almost done.  Be patient."

This got me to thinking...

Is this how I act with God?  Do I flop around and weep and wail?  Do I pitch a fit when I don't get what I want the instant I want it?

God has always provided for my needs.  Why would I think he would suddenly change and decide not to be there.  The word is clear that he is an unchanging, perfect God.  Perhaps next time I am tempted to pitch a fit I should get a hold of myself and have some faith and patience instead.

Hebrews 13:8 
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."


  1. I've always said that God has taught me more through my children than any other thing. Great insight and great post, Farm Chick. I think that maybe God looks at us sometimes, like you look at your kiddos and think to yourself..."Good thing you are so cute!"

  2. Hee hee. That's aweseom mom! :)

  3. Wow. Thanks for ministering to me.