Learning Patience the Hard Way

God is teaching me to be patient and I really don’t like it 😉

It’s all my fault too, I prayed and asked Him to teach me patience and guess what, He took me seriously!

I’m waiting to hear some news that will mean a significant change for Samantha and I and the waiting is killing me! In today’s fast food, convenient store, mobile Internet and Twitter world where I want everything instantly I’ve forgotten that God is beyond space and time. A day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day for God (2 Peter 3:8) and He isn’t bound by my time frames or demands.

His will is paramount and as His child I need to learn to conform to it. God is Faithful and Just and He knows what’s best for us but He is also a gentleman and wont force His will upon us. God waits for us to respond to Him, He’s the perfect example of patience…

I know all of this and yet waiting still sucks! It’s really hard to submit to the will of God in our lives, we are so used to doing things ourselves and looking out for our needs and desires, waiting for God seems so against the flow.

And that’s the point isn’t it? God IS against the flow of this world, that is what makes Him so good, just, faithful and all the other things this world isn’t. God’s ways are the BEST ways and I’m finding that patience is the way He’s teaching me that truth. By taking the control factor out of my hands, He is teaching me to wait and trust, to rely on His goodness, mercy, grace and unchanging faithfulness because He knows what’s coming is going to be the best thing for me. I need to trust that God knows best and do all I can to resist the urge to take matters into my own hands and mess things up

Waiting is hard, patience isn’t easy but God uses it to shape us into the people He wants us to be.

Can you help me out? I’d love to hear what you have learnt about patience.

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2 responses to “Learning Patience the Hard Way

  1. God has been teaching me that what he has in store is ALWAYS way better than what we can dream up for ourselves, and is well worth the wait 🙂

    • Eddy

      Hi Michelle

      Thank you for sharing what God has been teaching you. We know what God has planned is better, its just so hard sometimes to let Him do his thing isnt it! 🙂

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