Impatient along the way: Numbers 21.4-5 VOTD

“Then they traveled from Mount Hor by the road to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom, but the people became impatient along the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, ‘Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness, for there is no bread or water, and we detest this worthless food.'”

Numbers 21.4-5

The people of Israel apparently didn’t like having to go around Edom. They wanted the straightest, quickest road to the promised land. But they were going away from Canaan to get around Edom! Their impatience became a poisonous bite.

Every detour brings a lesson and teaches patiences, if we are willing to learn. Cite a moment when you faced such a detour.

#impatience #detours #VOTD

Who? Me, bored?

Don’t know that I ever get bored, but I do get impatient, which is probably as bad or worse than boredom. That’s why I hate lines.

Whether it’s a streak of that American practicality that wants to get it done and over with and then move on to the next thing, or a personality fault of always looking forward to the next project or possibility, I can get disquiet over what is, already wanting what can be.

I have too many ideas and projects to get bored. I should probably try more boredom, that way I’d have fewer sticks in the fire. Or fingers in the pie. Or whatever the phrase is. 🙂

#boredom, #busy, #impatience