Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Without patience we welcome a life of stress, unhappiness, and even loneliness. There are times in life where we must slow down, sit down, and wait. We have to often wait on others and even wait for God. Having patience is a strength and a sign of maturity. God, will have us wait to teach us something and to prevent us from rushing into things that aren’t meant for us at the moment. We have to respect the process of waiting because it could save our lives. Think about it….. if we didn’t wait at red lights or crossways and just rushed into the street we would get hit and potentially injured. There is a perfect position out there for each of us, but we must have the ability to wait for it. We need to have patience and prepare for our blessings.
As I watch my toddler, I realize that he doesn’t have patience yet. I watch him fall over and over again, because he can’t slow down and wait for a moment. At two years old he hasn’t grasped the concept of patience, but as adults we have no excuses. I challenge each of us to figure out our areas of impatience. Are you inpatient with your husband, kids, coworkers, or yourself? Work towards improving these areas of impatience so that you are able to improve your quality of life and to be able to receive all that God has for you.
“Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.”
,, ~ Michel de Montaign