Thursday, December 3, 2009


What is the one Christian virtue most of us don't possess and all of us pray for?


I received an email today about patience. Mostly it was about being patient with our children. I can't tell everything he said but with every word I read I wished I had been more patient with my girls. Water under the bridge, spilt milk, all that and more. I can't change what I didn't do so as Paul said about something else entirely--let's go on to something else.

Today I am learning patience once more. Maybe every day, but today for sure. I see where I'm going and want to get there NOW!

It doesn't work that way, does it? When God shows us a way to go, He doesn't immediately move us in that direction. Instead we have to wait for how to get there.
Moses is a prime example. I bet he learned a lot about patience from the time he killed the Egyptian until he died out in that wilderness. In impatience he struck the rock and never made it to the Promised Land.

I don't want to strike the rock and get ahead of God. I don't even want to follow Him because I could get too far behind and get lost. I want to walk right beside Him knowing that in His time I'll be where He's called me and it will be just the way He wants me to get there.

1 comment:

  1. Good points about patience. I don't think a frantic, frenzied lifestyle produces more than one that is steady and deliberate, do you? But I tend to get impatient, then frustrated, and the work doesn't get done. Slow and steady, allowing for God to work things out in his time. That' the best way. thanks for the post.