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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 3: Patience 101


PATIENCE~

Never GIVE UP

even if you feel like

GIVING UP

but GIVE IT UP TO GOD.

Easier said than done

as just hearing the words

BE PATIENT

ruffles my feathers

as I like to do things fast.

I move fast.

I want things done yesterday.

But when I am

WAITING

and the pain of the WAIT

stirs those inner heart throbs

of

sorrow & grief

for what I am WAITING for

I don't like the WAIT.

But then I feel GOD'S gentle tap on my shoulder

as HE whispers the words~

"Be still before ME and wait patiently for ME" (Psalm 37:7 paraphrased).

And then I respond that

I am being STILL

and I am WAITING,

but getting IMPATIENT

in the WAIT.

Hmm.

So am I really WAITING ON THE LORD

or WAITING ON _________?

What if the caterpillar got IMPATIENT

and broke out of the cocoon before it was fully a butterfly?

Or what if you cracked a bird egg before it was ready to hatch?

Hmm.

Need I say more.

GOD'S TIMING is PERFECT TIMING.

So when IMPATIENCE gets the best me

when what I want to happen isn't happening

I remember that

GOD IS ALWAYS HAPPENING

no matter what isn't HAPPENING~

"For we KNOW that GOD is working for the GOOD of all who LOVE HIM" (Romans 8:28)

So if I LOVE GOD and if you LOVE GOD

then HIS PROMISE is HIS PROMISE~

HE IS WORKING FOR OUR GOOD!

And GOOD takes time~

GOD'S TIME!

Why rush GOD when HE never rushes us

as HE WAITS

for the weary

for the prodigal

for the anxious

for the fearful

for the _______.

If I know beyond a shadow of a doubt

and you know beyond a shadow of a doubt

that GOD is WAITING

for you & me & everyone else

to just crawl up on

HIS lap

and embrace

HIS PURPOSE

for our lives,

wouldn't we WAIT PATIENTLY?

Because

HIS PURPOSES

are worth the WAIT.

For isn't nine months worth the WAIT

of the precious baby that is to born?

GOD has just given me

PATIENCE in the WAIT

for

HIS PLANS

&

HIS PURPOSES

are so much better than mine can ever be.

IMPATIENT vs. PATIENT.

My way vs. GOD'S way.

I choose GOD

and will WAIT with JOY~

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12).

And

I will

"WAIT ON YOU"

(listen to the song below)


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