Why Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Love Is Patient, But I'm Not: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

Have you ever gone through the Love chapter as some people call it – 1 Corinthians 13 – and read it aloud, but replacing the words “love” or “it” with your own name?

So, for example, I would read it this way – Dustin is patient and kind; Dustin does not envy or boast; Dustin is not arrogant or rude. Dustin does not insist on his own way. Sooo, you get the point right? The point is that this text humbles us, doesn’t it? We’re reading something that we know is not entirely true.

Well, today, we start a brand new series with someone who has lots of stories on humility. Christopher West is a best selling author, speaker, teacher and world-renowned expert on John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body”. Christopher’s exposition on how the human body magnifies and glorifies God is something that everyone should hear. His writings are deeply Biblical, Christ-centered and at the end of the day quite profound.

If you are not familiar with the name Christopher West or Pope John Paul II’s work on the Theology of the Body, you are in for a real treat. Let me point you to his website – www.ChristopherWest.com. We’ve had Christopher on the show several years ago, discussing his book, “Fill These Hearts” and this week we get to see a personal side of Christopher with his new book titled, “Love Is Patient, But I’m Not: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist”

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:

  1. The gap of what were called to be and where we are.
  2. How God works in reality
  3. Taking an honest inventory of my life


Can you relate to not wanting to wait? Of course. I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of guy that thinks putting a frozen burrito in the microwave for 30 seconds is too long!

If you want to read what God has to say about waiting, open up your Bible to the Psalms.  If there is one word that wraps up those 150 chapters, it would be “wait”.

Psalm 27:13-14 – I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Psalm 33:20 – Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 130:5 – I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Tomorrow, we’ll continue our conversation with Christopher West and his new book “Love Is Patient, But I’m Not: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist”.  We’ll learn Christopher’s turning point in his marriage and how that applies to you.