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Letting God Take His Time

(cool chill voice)
Hey ‘suh, dude? ha ha ha (cool chill voice)
dude, suh? (Normal Fr. Mike voice)
Right? You know that? You should check it out, it’s all over Vine. Hi, my name’s Father Mike Schmitz
and this is Ascension Presents. So a number of years, of years ago, I was
here at the University of Minnesota-Duluth at the Newman Center,
and we had to build a shed in the backyard. One of our students, his name’s Mitch.
He went out and he got the, the prefab, you know, shed, you know, with all
the holes previously drilled in it and everything. And so we went out in the back
and we laid a foundation and started building it and put the frame up,
and he took some time, you know, with this, started putting the siding on, and the
roof on. And it turned out that because it was prefab and because they’re already holes previously drilled in, like, you know, right? so “A” goes to “B” – that kind of thing? Um, our foundation wasn’t level and because of that, everything was just off by like, two inches, maybe three inches. So here I am, I’m thinking, I’m like,
“We’ll just, we’ll drill, we’ll drill new holes.” It’s just, “Let’s … we already have the
foundation, we already have the frame up. Let’s just drill new holes. It’ll be fine.” And Mitch was like, “No, no. It’s fine,” because I’m getting all impatient, right? Because when I’m on a project, I just want it to get done. I want to be done with it and he was like,
“No, no, no. We want it done, but we want it done right.” and so I’m impatient,
but he’s completely patient. I’m like, “This is a waste of time.”
He’s like, “No, this is actually how you build a shed.” So we disassembled the frame. We went out
and he got some other kind of material for the foundation, put it down, made sure that was level, re-checked it, re-RE-checked it and then we started building the frame
and, and then putting the siding and the roof on and as we did
that, because the frame … because the foundation had been leveled, because
we went back and did it right, everything just went: it’s matched and just matched
and it just matched, just everything went well. Because, and I look back on this and think,
“Man, that’s how I approach life in so many ways.” Like, “I just, you know what? I just want to be done,” and someone comes along and says, “No, no, no. I know you’re impatient, but you can be patient because you don’t actually just want it to be
done. You want it to be done right.” I think there’s maybe too many of us, we go
through life and regardless of what it is, whatever it is, the project we’re working on, whatever the work it is that we’re working on, we just want to be done with it. I mean, think about this: I mean I, I wanted to get done building the shed, why?
Because I wanted to go on to do the next thing and when I was doing THAT thing,
what would I … what did I want to do? I wanted to be done with THAT, so I what, so I
could go on to the next thing. And so often, we go through life just wanting to
be done with the work. The problem with that is this, is I’m then missing then,
the work of the moment. In so many ways, if I just want to be done with it,
when I miss the work of the moment, I’m also oftentimes missing the WORTH of the moment. We will never ever encounter God in the future,
we will never encounter God in the past. The only time we have to encounter God is in the present, in the moment. In this moment is the only time that I really have to either say yes to God or say no to God, to either pay attention to God or to refuse to pay attention to God, to ignore God. Because this is the moment. Now again, so often though, I just want to be done with this moment, I want to be on to the next moment, because I’m always looking towards the future or I’m looking towards the past, and yet, the only moment you, actually any of us, ever really have is right now, is the present. You know I, but again, let’s go back to this, last thing here. In so many parts of our lives,
you just want to be done. So I’ll talk to people who will say like,
“I wanna … God, give me patience.” Why? “Because I want to be done with the whole like ‘striving for patience thing. I want to have patience, so God give me patience.” Or “I want to be the kind of person who is
able to go through life without any fear so I just … God, give me that, give me courage
so I don’t have to go through life afraid. I want to be the kind of person who’s DONE with being afraid and now I have courage.” Or “I want to be some one who … God, God give me the ability to love people, the people next to me, the people in my life, so God just give me that thing, do that for me.” Why? Because I want to be done with the striving to become a person of love, or a person of patience, a person of courage, whatever that kind of person is, a lot of times in our lives,
you recognize that there’s a work that God’s doing right now,
there is a work that GOD’S doing right now. And for a lot of us, we want him just to be done with it.
“God, just do it. Let it be done,” and he’s like, “No, no, no.” He’s like Mitch.
God, in a lot of ways, is like Mitch, like, “No, we’re doing it right now.
We have to take it back to the studs. We have to take it back to the foundation.
We have to take it back a bunch of steps.” Like, “God, no, just be done.”
He’s “No, no, no. We’re going to do this right.” The remarkable thing is this: God is so much
more patient than we are because he doesn’t just want it done and over with. He doesn’t just want the final result. He wants US and the only moment that he
gets to have us, is right now, because if we live the “right now moment” in God’s
presence that means we become the kind of people
who can live the “forever moment” in God’s presence. You realize that right now, the
work of the moment is to become a person of love. Right now, the work of the moment
is become a patient person. Right now, the work of the moment is to become that
generous person or that fair person or that person who is able to say, “I’m
not just, ‘I just want to be done.’ I want it to be done right,” and to realize that
when we recognize this is the only moment I have to do that work, then we
begin to realize the worth of every single moment. From all of us here at
Ascension Presents, my name is Father Mike. God bless.

Otis Rodgers



  1. Aintnuttinbutathang Homeycheeseslice Posted on March 13, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Wow! Greatly said! I work part-time as a nurse aide and try to fit in getting up people or putting people into bed in a certain time frame. I want it done within my timeframe, but ah, the people I work on have a different mindset. I have to remember, almost every day, to be patient, ask for patience, work with in their timeframe (up too a point) and try to remember I'm there to help,.

  2. Mysha Verduzco Posted on March 14, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Interesting. Thanks for the talk.

  3. Nseven 111 Posted on March 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Quality over Quantity

  4. Vince Wyn Posted on March 23, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    During his solitary confinement he prayed: "I am happy here, in this cell, where white mushrooms are growing on my sleeping mat, because You are here with me, because You want me to live here with You. I have spoken much in my lifetime: now I speak no more. It's Your turn to speak to me, Jesus; I am listening to You". Ps 18:2-3a, In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.
    Cardinal Francis-Xavier Thuan V Nguyen 🙏🏻4us

  5. Steven Lindstedt Posted on March 29, 2018 at 12:57 am


  6. MsSixty? Posted on April 2, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Fr. Mike clarifies and simplifies a subject that I've been over-thinking.

  7. Louise Fillion Posted on April 17, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Years ago a good friend gave me a wall plaque that said: Grant me patience, Lord…and please hurry! She knew me well. It has been 30 years and still I have so far to go in this. Thankfully God is so very patient and has never given up on me….I am more present today than I was then, but the quote still fits. Your love is ever faithful, Lord…thank you!

  8. Dermot Jones Posted on April 19, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    # is t acsinnto pray for cash to get out off debt and help with the homes finances

  9. TheiDontCares777 Posted on April 21, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Blessed me tremendously ! Thanks Father Mike!

  10. AntiFem Glasscock Posted on April 23, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    This is so true. Remember that God does not use Cronos…we mortals do. God is in a different time scale and he knows when the time is right for something. I may start off a keyboard war with my comment but this reminds me when Abraham and Sahra got a bit impatient and tried to "help" God with them having a son through Hagar….and well thousands of years later, all Christians around the world are still dealing with that issue / result. Give God time, he knows best.

  11. Gabriella Engel Posted on April 25, 2018 at 12:53 am

    #askfrmike why does it seem like God is not always listening to my prayers I know he is there but sometimes it feels like I am all alone. Great video btw 🙂

  12. jt caprisi Posted on May 3, 2018 at 3:05 am

    God's timing and my life 😂😂😂😂

  13. Sia Toilolo Posted on May 26, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Thank you Father. This has answered my restlessness this week!

  14. beardan76 Posted on May 31, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Thanks Fr.Mike!

  15. Suren Demel Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Wow..just wow

  16. INGSOC Posted on June 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I find these videos not very helpful.

  17. Amy P Posted on June 10, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    This is spot on Father Mike.  Our time isn't God's time.  He does things according to his perfect will.  We want it NOW.  But I know when I pray I continue to ask God for that particular important thing.  I know eventually he will answer in his time.  I am learning bit by bit that when I wait on him everything falls in place.

  18. Shirleyni Jayakody Posted on June 13, 2018 at 3:51 am

    Thank you, Fr Mike. These videos greatly strengthen me in my spiritual journey. I praise God for you. God bless 🙂

  19. ASHLY ANSALAM Posted on June 18, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Truly Inspiring Video. Thanks Fr Mike

  20. Patricia Nguyen Posted on June 30, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Part of my depression comes from my being impatient or "done"

  21. Bernadette Alfonso Posted on July 9, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    The sacrament of the moment. Now is sacred.

  22. Faith Martin Posted on July 12, 2018 at 3:33 am

    This message means so much to me right now and I am happy I came across this video. I have just wanted to get things done and have lost patience at times. After going through vertigo and tinnitus for 5 years I keep saying to the lord that I want to be done, to be fully healed of all dizziness and for my vestibular system to fully recover. But I have to remember the importance of being in the present moment as I go through it. My bppv is fully cleared (last I checked) and the last step for me is habituation. But I feel like I have been going through this for so long (started the treatment and vestibular therapy 2 1/2 years ago) and I just want it to be done. I also want to get my driver's license and get it done, but I have to wait for that too.

  23. Alex Mendoza Posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    😥🙏🏼🙇🏻‍♂️ This is exactly what I need to hear in the very moment! Praise God and may he continue to bless your heart Fr. Mike.

  24. daibilljee Posted on July 23, 2018 at 5:51 am

    Thank you father mike!

  25. Bianca Huet Posted on July 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    “This looks like it pertains to me” – me to every Father Mike video 😂

  26. andrearonaldo11 Posted on July 30, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Excellent, I needed this!!

  27. Kaitan D'lima Posted on August 7, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Thank you fr

  28. emmanuel9744 Posted on August 11, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Excellent ! Thank you

  29. Sining Tadhana Posted on August 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    When I am getting impatient, I used to remind myself, "A castle needs more time and patience to build but is strong against storms once built, but a hut is easy to build but also is easily to be destroyed. So, be patient in building the castle of your life, for all the things you do and long moments of waiting and need of patience are for that castle."

  30. Cody Herndon Posted on August 18, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Father thank you for your ministry and you are in my prayers.

  31. Leandro Schenone Posted on August 22, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Love.. patientet.. courage.. all the things that i want.. but im just soo tired of fighting and waiting for that. what do I do now? +Ascension Presents

  32. Mickey Nixon Posted on August 28, 2018 at 4:28 am

    "The work of the moment" "The worth of the moment" #Gold

  33. Earthy Gardens Posted on August 28, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you Father Mike .I have been working on my garden .Making new fencing,.weeding , I put up a wall .for flowers to come down .Im not done yet .Cant work in the heat .I got A couple of led lights .People might think o that sounds easy .I am on sandy soil .That means concrete..I painted my posts .Just working away .I have had difficulty with my health through this .Nothing big to normal people .Too me yes big .I got poision ivy so bad i had to go to the hospital .Yes i was coverd but forgot about my arms .I just got over 15 spider bites .my fault didnt have gloves on .went back in the hospital .I have taken my time .Because I would like it to be pretty .I always pre drill .easyer .I find my self saying ok only 2 hrs .then it turns to 3 .I been working on this for 5 yrs this is the first time the garden is all mine ..I have the smallest cutest watermelon .Even though , I go through things .I enjoy how it is looking .Thank God he gave me my garden , at a apt building .aways lots to do .GBU Father Mike .

  34. Sheob Bee Posted on September 15, 2018 at 2:09 am

    Just what i needed to hear 😄👍

  35. Christian Mejia Channel Posted on September 30, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Thank you father Mike. This video appeared on my suggestions for today and I think it was a sign of God. I’m currently going through a rough patch in my life and have been thinking “ I want this to be done!” But your message made me think differently and fell God connected with me through this video. Thank you!

  36. Thomas D. Posted on October 3, 2018 at 11:21 am

    super cool guy, I love father Mike Schmitz, he gets it

  37. Enrique Campos Posted on October 6, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Luv ya man god bless

  38. Dina Sanchez Haro Posted on October 16, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    I so much needed to hear this

  39. CelticBostonian1997 Posted on October 29, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Lol that beginning joke! I almost thought he was doing a Beavis & Butthead imitation.

  40. Alexandra J Posted on October 31, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    That’s how I feel once I get right with god I hope he sends me the one

  41. Joe Posted on November 1, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I grasp the general concept of the message, and thank you. However, "we will never encounter God in the future?"🤔

  42. Nisha Sankaran Posted on November 2, 2018 at 12:24 pm


  43. Charlie Harris Posted on November 8, 2018 at 2:29 am

    I've wanted to be done for a decade. I've even considered suicide to be with God in heaven, but I thought that was too risky.

  44. AJ Thekkedom Posted on November 16, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    When you miss the work of the moment, you often times miss the WORTH of the moment. Thank you Father Mike for giving this message.

  45. Dana May Posted on November 19, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Vigano can hide at my house. Ill feed him well too.

  46. O L Tradesmen Posted on November 19, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Amen brother

  47. Sonia Gonzales Posted on December 4, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Great message!

  48. gerald 413 Posted on December 15, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Thank you. My Grandma had an incredible amount of patience with me from 5 to 18. I remember singing in her church her favorite church song "this is my father's world". At the time i was a teen just singing along with Grandma. Now shes' past that moments are so prescious. This is my father's world. I can't think of any other song but that one. Because she told me it was her favorite and we once standing singing together. God must have a patence for us all.

  49. Lenore Catalogna Posted on December 20, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    It was also my Christmas present one year . I think it was around 2005. Love of St. Michael ther Archangel is a little different then the world presents. He had a camping van at a camping van at a campsite in New Jersey. We decided to stop by there one summer. Ok. I ran into an old friend of mine Val with whom studied at Moravian College. She spent many years as the Vice President of the Blind Association in Harrisburg, Pa. But she wasz undwerneath a Passionist nun. And she was there introducing me to her little boy and it was St. Srephen of 5 years old. He was having a great time swimming,but she had some complaints about how she was sick and darn tired of hearing I had to speak Spanish in order to go for a slice of pizza in Philadelphia. She did Anyway. She majored in Spanish and Art while we were at Moravian College. Anyway, m y Christmas present that year was something awesome. He told me to look how close to us the stars are. They must have been 500- 1000 feet or whatever. But anyway, the sars formed a Christmas wreath and it was absolutely gorgeous. Then, he said, "Look at that>" And it was like an empty pit or something like what they might refer to as the black hole or something. Then, he said,"Isnt it interesting that there is such a thing As meteorites." The next morning, about maybe 5:00 wbefore we left the campsite,there was the same little boy fishing. He said,"He is like God."

  50. Chrisdonian Posted on January 7, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    really needed this

  51. Charles 22 Posted on January 7, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Lord, give me patience….NOW! I personally like STP rather than ASAP. STP is the racer's edge after all. So what is STP? Sooner Than Possible.

  52. Claris Thomas Posted on January 10, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you father mike👍

  53. Karen Mata Posted on January 14, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Father Mike, you nailed it.
    My father frequently said to me, you don't enjoy the moment because you're on to the next thing….and he was right….after a federal service academy education, I retired from the private sector at age 47…for that very reason… and now approaching my mid 60s…long story but several years ago one evening while passing near a Catholic church I smelled a beautiful pungent floral scent…and asked a friend riding with me if she smelled it, but she did not…the lilacs or whatever flower scent it was persisted for a good while.
    I had started reading St. Therese, The Little Flower, just prior to that, and now, well the drumbeat has certainly quickened…tks Fr….and tks to all for the Catholic postings

  54. christin miller Posted on January 28, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    God is good all the time!

  55. Erick Fernandus Posted on February 6, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Dear Father Mike,
    Thank you for this video. It "slapped" me good.
    God bless

  56. Maro Ukpedor Posted on February 9, 2019 at 12:12 am

    This video helped a lot! Thank you and God bless you and your family, Father Mike♥️

  57. Bobbi DiPasquale Posted on February 19, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Father Mike, this video popped up at just the right time for me. I am so glad I found you and your messages of faith, hope, and love. Peace. Bobbi

  58. Faze Armand Posted on February 20, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    ‘His’ what if god is a she 😮

  59. Brittany Cece Posted on February 21, 2019 at 10:53 am

    I’m 20 years old and I’ve never had a boyfriend. And I’m in college now and I can hear myself saying this so often. “God just provide me with the man I’m going to spend the rest of my life with” like hurry up. This is exactly what I needed to hear today (even though I know this was posted awhile ago)

  60. Annemarie Egas Posted on March 7, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Thank you Father Mike. Just what I need right now with my teenager.

  61. Nia Sosa Posted on March 18, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Immediately after watching this I opened my Bible and it went to Hebakkuk Chapter 2! "For the vision still has its time presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint; if it delays, wait for it it will surely come, it will not be late"

  62. Sparrows Nest Flower Shop LLC Posted on March 21, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Thank you Fr. Mike for talking about this. I decided in the Fall of 2018 to become Catholic. I will start RCIA classes in Oct and won't be baptized or have communion till Easter of 2020. Finding level ground within my soul and doing it right. Amen

  63. tabatha Fehrmann Posted on March 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm


  64. Brooke S Posted on March 31, 2019 at 3:11 am

    I need this video right now! Thank you Fr Mike!!

  65. Eowyns Pride Posted on April 10, 2019 at 4:17 am

    "…the worth of the moment…" **mind…blown** 🤯

  66. Mia Cero Posted on April 22, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Father Mike, why do catholic priests practice celibacy? Who says it’s the way to go? Protestants don’t, rabbis don’t, no other religious figures practice celibacy except for catholic priests and it doesn’t seem right or normal or prescribed by anyone, so where has that come from and will it change, coz things change and can celibacy become obsolete rule that will no longer exist?

  67. Hély M Posted on April 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you for your message🙏🏽🕊

    May God bless you🙏🏽✨🌸✨🌸✨

  68. Cassandra S Posted on April 25, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Thank you for this message. It brought tears to my eyes.

  69. James Joseph KEATING 4 th Posted on May 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Goes for practice for sports I asked st Sebastian lol 😂

  70. George Reid III Posted on May 4, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    That was right on time

  71. James Riddel Posted on May 9, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Take your shirt off handsome !

  72. Corina Domocos Posted on May 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Yes SO TRUE

  73. Pibly Posted on May 12, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Ahhh: work of the moment versus worth of the moment. Great comparison.

  74. Iryna Vasyliv Posted on May 22, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    You're awesome, Father. 😊😃
    Thank you.
    And thanks be to God for you.

  75. Everly Marshall Posted on May 31, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Very much needed, thank you!

  76. Andrew Cabral Posted on June 22, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Father I've asked God to cure me of my Autism but he doesn't do it why I never asked for this it has done nothing but ruined my life.

  77. Joe Irelan Posted on June 24, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you. Doing it right with patience is sometimes easier said then done

  78. Roni B Posted on June 24, 2019 at 8:42 pm


  79. Abcilidef Posted on June 27, 2019 at 5:29 am

    I am not a Catholic but I really find his all videos very helpful.
    Wish you were pastor at my church.
    Thank you so much Father Mike.

  80. cj7 doll Posted on June 30, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    The older I get I'm like: "God please give me the grace to know & faithfully live my vocation. I want to be done with discernment." 😉😉😉😇😇😇

  81. Angela O'Sullivan Posted on July 4, 2019 at 5:48 am

    Thank you for this video. It's really helping me in my struggle.

  82. Abcilidef Posted on July 5, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    He speaks truth. Touched my heart.

  83. TonySnarf Posted on July 10, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks for this video Father.. please pray that God answers my prayer

  84. Damiano Posted on July 12, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Father Mike

    You are such a dork and I love it

  85. Marian Rozario Posted on July 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Dear Fr Mike. Thank you for such beautiful messages. I gain strength whenever I hear a message fitting my situation. Message on helplessness gave me courage to move on. I feel more close to God because I try to practice what your messages say and they work.
    God bless you to bring broken people close to God.

  86. Lucie B Lindner Posted on July 24, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Father God, Forgive me for this comment….This Priest is Gorgeous! They never looked like that at my Catholic School!

  87. Stephen Golden Posted on July 31, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    This is wonderful.

    I am reminded of a quote from the journalist Janet Flanner: “Genius is immediate. Talent takes time.” Few of us have a genius for Life, but striving, and with grace from on high, we can develop a talent for it.

  88. Wynette Bain Posted on August 2, 2019 at 2:44 am

    All you have is now. Now is all you will ever have. So be happy now and you will be happy for the rest of your life.

  89. Joseph Butler Posted on August 3, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Wow sounds just like me thanks Fr Mike

  90. George Nolan Posted on August 20, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    2,000 years and still waiting?????? WOW!!! Great fairy tale.

  91. Lisharyanti K Limaran Posted on August 25, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Oh my i’m nodding too much for this video, n i need to share it to ya’all 🤣

  92. HypoReal & Facts Posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:40 am

    I have been always wanting to move forward and always worrying myself, and stressing myself how to move forward with life, with my future, with so many things. Finally today I prayed to God saying, ''You know Lord I have been wanting to move forward with many things. However, it seems like I am taking the weight of today, tomorrow, next month, next year, and 10 years from now and trying to carry it all and move forward. It's hard to move forward or even move at all when you have the weight of so much on you when you are doing that to yourself. Because all I'm doing Lord is putting so much weight on me, which is not letting me have the faith in you. So here is what I am going to do Lord. I'm just going to focus on today. Because you allow us to go through life day by day. We wake up we go through our day. We wake up the next day take care of what we need to that day, so I'm just going to focus on today. If I start feeling stress about things a month from now or a year I'm just going to pray, give it to you. I'm focusing on today. You woke me up today cause you knew I was ready to handle today, that's what I'll focus on.'' That's my prayer and it felt like I got a lot more done today, and even if I didn't it felt as though I did cause I wasn't worried about so much, and it felt great. I'm going to continue this. Thank you LORD!

  93. S K Posted on September 23, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    This is amazing and very so true to me
    Thank u so much