Patience and Pancakes

Posted by: in Rachel Skirvin on December 5th


I have never been a great cook. I have always tried, but I generally fail at said attempts. One delicacy that usually frustrates me more than others are pancakes. Last night I watched someone make pancakes that turned out beautifully. I had pancakes this morning and they looked far from those. There is a certain art to making them. If you leave them too long, they burn. If you flip them too early, there is a soupy mess of batter. The truth is, you have to wait until just the right time in order for the pancakes to be as they are supposed to.

How often can we equate our trust to that of pancake making? Waiting on God can often seem like we can never get it just right. If we would just let Him control when we move, our lives would be a lot less messy. I think we all have a tendency to get a little impatient in the seasons of waiting, but please remember that it is during those in betweens where the best work happens. That is the time when the refining and the creating takes place, but it is rarely immediate.

Are you attempting to be a master chef of your life or are you allowing the Master to do His perfect will and work at just the right time? Your breakfast and your life will turn out a lot better if you slow down and have a little patience, especially when it comes to pancakes.

Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

We can all learn a lesson from pancake making. The process, the inrgedients, the waiting and the timing is all part of the finished product.



Rachel Skirvin is a lover of travel, nachos, and the gospel. She is a graduate of Urshan College and will most likely always call it Gateway. She is pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and human services with an emphasis in trauma and crisis and is currently serving at The Pentecostals of Cooper City in South Florida


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