Lord knows that I don't have any patience! Obviously, I was taking a nap when He graciously bestowed that trait on everyone else. At an early age, I can remember huffing and puffing at the mere thought of having to wait on someone else for anything. Having to halt my plans, or change them altogether, just sent my little self into orbit! Why? Why is patience so hard for me to come by? I never explored it until recently. You see, God has been forcing me to deal with the issue. He has been placing certain people and situations into my life that force me to take a look at this issue and deal with it.
There are many scriptures in the bible pertaining to patience. One in particular that stands out for me is 2 Peter 1:6, And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness. It is God's desire for us to be like Him. Although His ways are not our ways, by being faithful and obedient to His word brings us closer in agreement with Him. Therefore, our actions are pleasing to God and we are much happier.
God is letting me know that I need to practice having greater patience. By doing so will bring me closer to Him and will shape me into a better person - the person that He needs me to be. Thank you Lord for what you are about to do!