Being Patience! 2
“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes.” Psalm 37:7
Being patience is not to be suffering in silence or solitude. In other words, don’t take the concept of patience as an excuse to keep quiet when you are hurt or experiencing pain in life or relationships. Likewise, it’s not to say that you should never have patience with others, but it is essential to remember that we can always learn from our mistakes and make better choices.
Likewise, don’t take the idea of patience as an excuse for doing nothing and just waiting for things to happen. Doing nothing is laziness that will only lead to frustration and unhappiness. Laziness and patience are two different things. Laziness is a tool in the devil’s workshop that allows us to procrastinate and delay action. Patience is a tool in God’s workshop that will enable us to go through the process of destiny in a way that is planned and beneficial rather than destructive.
Being patience means no shortcuts. Of course, it is not easy to be patient when everything seems like all hell is breaking loose. But if you have patience with God, you can get through the tough times. Your patience in that business, career, ministry, and relationship can give you a chance to achieve anything, even the greatest. That is why Psalm 37:8 says, “Refrain from anger and abandon wrath; do not fret–it can only bring harm.” Impatience will always be filled with pain and suffering.
Therefore, don’t be frustrated by what life throw at you now because you are in God’s waiting room for something, He has prepared for you and you alone. Life comes in different packages, such as receiving an instant miracle from God or pass through the waiting room of life. But one thing for sure is that if you can wait for God, you will surely rise again to your position of glory. Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
1. Lord, I thank you for my strength and endurance.
2. Psalm 40:1: Oh! Lord, hear me when I call upon thee and give me the strength to wait on your promises.
3. Joshua 5:9: My Father, let every shame and reproach of marriage problem, business failure, marital stagnation, ministry lapse, or other misfortune be rolled away now in the name of Jesus.