Patience. The act of waiting, being still, and most importantly, a personal test of your faith.
You ever feel like you have waited long enough? When is it your turn, right? Why is it that I have to wait 1 year, or 5 years, or maybe even 10 years for the extreme or miracle to happen? The blessings, the success, that one thing that seems so close but yet so far away.
Mastering the skill of Patience is the most humbling experience. It’s like, the moment you begin to complain or have the urge to give up in your situation, the magic happens. That magic is what humbles you because all that time you waited, you realize it was all worth it. You regret being so impatient.
Whatever it is you are waiting for, continue to have patience. Patience is the anticipation of the outcome. It’s a practice of how much you trust the journey. It’s life’s way of seeing how bad you want it, how much you are willing to wait for it, how your attitude responds with fortitude. I do believe good things take time. And great things take self-endurance.
So try not to get impatient. Try not to rush the results of a good thing brewing. It’s important to HAVE patience and BE patient all at the same time. What’s the difference? Well, there isn’t much of a difference. To HAVE patience, means you have the ability to wait on something that is prolonged, without frustration. To BE patient means you are able to give time to someone or something that needs more time, without initiative or reaction.
Make sure you are being patient for the right things. Don’t confuse patience with procrastination. Don’t confuse patience with feeling discouraged or stagnant. Everything happens in God’s timing.