“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” Psalm 37: 7 NIV

I want my blessings now. I don’t want to be patient. I don’t want to be still. I want to fulfill my destiny. I don’t want the blood, sweat and tears. I want my success now but I don’t want to lose friends in the process. I want everyone to like me.

I want to fall in love but I don’t want to experience the heartbreak. I want to put all my worries in the Lord’s hands but I don’t want to relinquish my control. If I don’t complain, what will I have to talk to my friends about?

I want to receive healing but I still want people to be concerned about me. I don’t want to be a victim but I don’t want to say no. I don’t want to confront painful memories. I want my situation to change but I don’t want to do the hard work involved in fixing it.

I want to do what is right but I want what is right to be easy. I want to be a blessing to others but I don’t want to get my hands dirty. I don’t want to have to associate with people who aren’t like me.

I want help but I don’t want to ask for it. I don’t want people to know that I can’t do it all on my own. I don’t want anyone to see me cry. I don’t want them to know I still need a hug even though I have a smile on my face and pep in my step.

My flesh and my spirit are walking contradictions. I want it all. I want my cake and eat it too, and if I can get away with it, I want ice cream on the side. I can’t have it all at once though. Sometimes, I have to wait to eat my cake. I have to eat my vegetables before I can enjoy dessert. I have to allow time for my dinner to digest.

When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, that meant I surrendered everything to him. My life, my heart, my soul and my body are His. I admitted that He knows what is best for my life and I agreed to trust Him to lead me to where I need to go. I decided to serve Him despite what my flesh wants. I have to pick up my cross if I want to walk with Christ. I can live with that, because eventually my Heavenly Father will reward me with cake and I will be able to eat it too, even if I have an occasional temper tantrum while I wait.

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 NIV

3 thoughts on “I WANT MY CAKE AND EAT IT TOO By Tammy Glover

  1. Tam, your blog is truly a blessing to me because God always talks to me through it. Sometimes I want things instantly but things don’t always manifest that way. I have to wait on God’s timing and order of things. Your message was spot on for me as I wait for God to manifest his promises in my life. Keep up the writing!

  2. Thanks Tammy. It is hard to wait, but it is so wonderful once we get the outcome from waiting. You get what you want plus additional. God is good!

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