Patience Is A Virtue
Patience is a virtue, and admittedly, it’s not one of my strongest traits. I am very much a planner by nature, and I like to know what is going to happen, when it’s going to happen, and how it’s going to happen—blame my Capricorn nature. However, we know that life is never that simple and we’ll never know all the details until it’s time for us to know.
It seems as though once I realized being patient wasn’t my strong suit, I had people, situations, and experiences that tested that theory. It’s almost as if God said, “You’re impatient, so let me put you in these situations where you have no choice but to be patient.”
He wouldn’t do that, would He? He wouldn’t willingly make me suffer (
I might be exaggerating) to prove some kind of point, right?
Wrong. He would and He is.
Honestly, I can’t help but feel like He’s the evilest parent in the world because He won’t let me have my way and give me all the answers.
But that’s the lesson:
It’s not about what you want, it’s about what you need and when you need it. (Click to Tweet)
From being impatient with potential baes to having to build a new business from the ground up to waiting for my eyebrows to grow back because I may or may not have gotten a little too happy with the razor, I’ve been placed in positions where I have no choice but to wait for these things to happen.
And they will happen—this I’m certain of—it’s just going to take time…and patience.
Patience is a virtue I’m still working on, and it’s going to be something I have to keep working on. I’m learning that I don’t want instant gratification anymore; I want longevity, stability, and something worthwhile, in all areas of my life.
If you’ve found yourself playing the waiting game, know that there is a reason for it, and that reason will be revealed when or if you need to know. Much like children who don’t understand their parents’ methods, we don’t always understand what God is doing in our lives, but we know that it is always, always for our highest good.
Remember that gem when you feel like giving up or taking things into your own hands.
Do your job and allow God to do His. I promise He doesn’t need your help. (Click to Tweet)