Lately I have being thinking and reading a lot about Patience, maybe because I'm the most impatient person alive or maybe because God has put it on my heart, especially since my last angry post that I need to have more patience with people and situations. That I need to relay on him, knowing that he will do what is right in his time, not mine. This lesson has evaded me since youth and I feel like in most of America. We always want everything right now, we strive for instant gratification rather than the pay off of waiting.
I verse that is always on my heart because it's part of JRP and my favorite verse is Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Right now I would not say I was in a lot of affliction, but i do need the patient and the peace of God right now.
I am impatient about the end of school, about my apartment, about figuring out summer jobs and classes. I am impatient with the fact that my sister is leaving for Japan in less than a week for 2 YEARS! (I say I am impatient with this not because I want her to leave in fact I guess I'm really just impatient for 2 years to go by so she can come back!) I am very impatient with people right now in general (as you could probably see in my last post).
Patience is a virtue or so they say, but how to we as Americans who have been taught all our lives to get what you want now really implement patience in our lives?
Well I guess as they also say, Practice makes Perfect. So thats what I will be doing or at least trying to do is practice having patience. I guess thats all I can do right now.
Here's a picture that is hanging up in our College classroom at church that I LOVE.
I am on a road that feels a lot like that right now, but I am getting very impatient!