Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Random Dozen

Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee is asking DIFFICULT questions again! They're timely though, so if you feel like participating, head over to her blog, get the questions, answer them on your blog, and then link back to her. People will visit your answers and comment -- and you should visit theirs. It is especially important to make sure your link is good (voice of experience!)

Here we Go!

1. How good are you at delaying gratification? On a scale of 1-10, about a 5.
2. Maybe a marshmallow wouldn't be too difficult a temptation for you. What food (or anything else) would be most tempting? Bread, especially from Great Harvest Bread Company.
3. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being saintly) how patient are you? This is one area where God has REALLY worked on me, so I'm up to about a 4 now.
4. Have you ever waited for something in life only to be disappointed upon realization of the goal/object/etc.? Sure! There are Christmas gifts that stand out...even ones I thought I 'wanted'.
5. Are you a person who takes shortcuts? Depends on the subject. Driving, yes. Cooking, sometimes. Cleaning, as often as possible.
6. Which line is hardest to wait in? One in which other people are being unhappy.
7. Did you wait to discover the gender of your unborn child until its birth? Yes for the first, no for the second. We wanted to know the 2nd time whether we could give away the pink clothes.
8. Are you more patient with children or the elderly? Regrettably, children. It's not very God-honoring. Like I said, I'm up to a 4 now.
9. Did you ever sneak a peek at a present? Yes, and always bummed later. In fact, I thought one of the joys of being a grown-up was that I wouldn't have to wait for Christmas morning to open things, but I discovered opening things early just wasn't as fun.
10. What is the longest you've ever waited for anything? Still waiting.
11. Who has more patience, you or your significant other? Depends. He waits a LONG time to mention that he's been waiting a LONG time, whereas I just express it and move on. There is one thing I've been waiting on God to do for twenty years, but God is much more long-suffering than I.
12. Which of the following songs about waiting is your pick for the best? (OK, you may substitute another, if you like.) My favorite about waiting involves acknowledging that waiting is often part of the teaching God is doing. So, this would be my favorite. I love the illustration often used about how if one "helps" the butterfly emerge from the cocoon, the butterfly will be impaired. Sometimes the waiting and struggling is part of God's plan for the victory over self.


Cathy said...

God's still working on me in the patience department too.

SusanD said...

Enjoyed reading your answers. I love me some good bread too! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

kara with a k said...

I struggle with patience too, so this Random Dozen was a hard one for me to answer (and it made me feel all human and ungodly, ack!!).

#4 I didn't really answer the same the same as you, but reading yours made me realize there were some christmas presents in my past that were disappointing once I received them.

#10 Me too. Me too.

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Awesome video...and I hear you about gifts I THOUGHT I wanted...
Thanks for playing!

Melli said...

That number 12 is WAAAAAAAY better than any of the choices presented! I'll go with that!

It is HARD to wait on God for things... His time schedule is just so drastically different than ours!

Susanne said...

The way you answered #3 cracked me right up. Oh I sooooo relate!

quilly said...

Somethings demand short cuts. Others do not.

Lovely song and video. That is one of my favorite verses for when I am frightened, but I guess it applies to impatience as well.

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

Love your honesty!

Great Harvest Bread - I'm with you on that.

Same with us on # 9.

Loved your song choice. There are a lot of good songs out there about waiting/God.

See you next week!

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. And that video, I love it! I gave a picture that I had taken of a butterfly on a flower with the verse "Be Still and know that I am God" written on it to several people at Christmas. If we will only Be Still we will here his voice! Thanks for sharing!

Mocha with Linda said...

I enjoyed and can relate to many of your answers!

Joyce said...

Oh bread...that would be another little something I find tempting. For some reason its easier to keep out of the house than chocolate. Chocolate just appears out of nowhere : )