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.