Updated: Jan 26, 2021
Patience is a virtue. What that means is, having the willpower to wait at great lengths. Similar to what God shows us, He shows us grace and mercy. He has all the patience in the world for us, but are we patient with Him?
Being patient involves trusting God that things will happen not in your time, but in His. When we are patient we receive all of the benefits of what we've waited for. But when we're impatient and decide to do things on our own time the end result is not what we expected.
For example, if you're eager to quit your job you might prematurely quit before God says it's time. That leaves you jobless and you don't have a plan. But if you were patient God would have provided you with instructions and His plan always results in success.
Now there is a difference between taking a chance and being impatient. Taking a chance is trusting God that no matter what happens you know He'll make a way. Being impatient is not trusting God that He will do what He says because it doesn't fit into your timeline.
What if I told you that taking a chance and being patient go hand and hand? How? Well, when we're trusting God but we don't fully know what's ahead, but we trust Him anyway, we are trusting the process, and trusting the process requires patience.
Have patience and always wait on God.
Meditate and reflect on: Isaiah 40:31 - But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.