Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Patience for a Type A...


\ˈpā-shənt\ -
not hasty or impetuous

A Type A individual is describes as ambitious, aggressive, business-like, controlling, highly competitive, impatient, preoccupied with his or her status, time-conscious, and tightly-wound. People with Type A personalities are often high-achieving "workaholics" who multi-task, push themselves with deadlines, and hate both delays and ambivalence.

I do not possess all of the character traits under a Type A personality, but the ones I know for a fact that I possess are: controlling, impatient, tightly-wound, and hating delays and ambivalence.

Let me just say that the next few weeks or months are not going to be very easy for my Type A self. I'm in a season of my life where the act of being patient is going to really test me. I'm going to have to give in to the fact that I cannot control things and that time may not work exactly how I want it to.

As I think of having patience in a situation, the words to an old Music Machine song come to mind that my mom used to always sing to me when I was little.

Have patience, have patience
Don't be in such a hurry
When you get impatient
You only start to worry
Remember, remember that God is patient, too
Just think of all the times when others
Have to wait for you

So over the next few weeks or months I am going to be reminding my impatient, controlling, tightly-wound, Type A self to sit back, enjoy the ride that God is taking me on, have fun in the journey, and relish in all of the experiences that come with this season.

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