I’ve never been one to possess a lot of patience hence some of the experiences I have had ending in complete disaster. 🙂 I can smile when I look back upon some of my reasoning, but during the time of going through the process I cried out to God so many nights for my actions, when if only I had yielded to the stop sign he had place before me , I could have omitted some of the pain. Well, life happens and a hard head makes for a soft behind.
You learn your lessons in the school of hard knocks when you are unable to wait! Even though I have struggled with low tolerance, and the virtue of patience. I must say that I have grown tremendously since the days of my youth. However there are still times when I feel myself wanting to act on what self wants to do, but will think back to those days and remember that the timing of God is everything.
I thank God for every experience I have had in my life, even the ones he did not intend for me, they have taught me to see the world through his eyes and have given me more reason to trust him. The scriptures tell us to ” Trust (wait ) in the Lord with all our hearts, and lean not unto our own understanding.” (NIV Proverbs 3: 5-6)
It is the ability to wait in those times that we do not understand the when that will get us to our next assignment, as well as mature us in our journey to obtain the virtue of patience. There was a time in my life when I would not be as transparent, however I don’t care so much about that now. I find that my story tells other’s that I have lived, and I have been vulnerable to making the same mistakes. I find myself believable, relatable, true to the person I have become with all things being as they should be….Wait on God, and Be of Courage, All Ye That Hope In The Lord!