I see people talking, and even if I want to talk with those people, I won’t join. I don’t want to interrupt a conversation, make them feel uncomfortable that I’m listening, or hear something I shouldn’t. I then feel I need an invitation to join an already in progress discussion.
I dislike joining a meeting late. Part of it is a respect thing for the host, the speaker, and the others in the room. Another part is I am not sure what I have missed, and I don’t want to ask or say something that was covered before I came into the meeting.
I am thankful that when I join God, I find He has been waiting on me. I never interrupt Him. He doesn’t mind me listening in to His conversations with others. In fact He teaches me there. And I will never hear something I shouldn’t with Him. He always motions for me to come and join.
With God, I am never late for a meeting. If I miss something, He gently reminds me. His patience is so grace field, because He doesn’t mind covering the same thing again and again. He loves my questions.