A friend of ours gave his testimony the other day, and one of the things he mentioned was making the mistake of saying "Hey God, I got this." And then he shared the pain, the heartache, the struggles that followed trying to do things on his own, rather than following the will of God.
I don't know about you, but I have never been known for my patience. All through my life I have tried to rush things. Assignments, friendships, trips, relationships, jobs, life changes...one thing I have learned through time and hurt, is that you cannot rush God's plan. He has set things in motion, and they will happen, but on His timeline, not ours.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.