What does it mean to be Patient? Often this word makes people roll their eyes and give a sigh…we all struggle to find Patience in this world. As I have stated, the world keeps telling us to hurry up, get here, get there, buy this…save time by doing this or buying that…enough! I think it’s time to get out of the rat race that encourages us always to look for more or something better…time to find contentment with what we have received and where we are in the world. Am I saying give up? Absolutely not…my point is more about surrendering your life to Christ instead of surrendering your life to this world.
Patience is all about slowing down the pace of life. Those who trust in God know who is in control of their life…everyone still makes decisions and lives life each day, there is just a greater sense of calm because they start and/or end everyday committing all they do to God. They strive to be more positive and look for the good in what has happened…does that mean everything is happy, happy, joy, joy? No not at all…no matter what you choose to believe in this world we all have to face the same negative forces and evil that affects everyone because the human race has free will. In the Bible Psalm 27 is a great resource for Patience and waiting for the Lord…
“I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord”
May we all find Patience starting this new week and change our perspective on facing our daily challenges.
Tomorrow I will discuss Kindness.