April 14 2006
Synonyms for patience: long-suffering, resignation, forbearance
These nouns denote the capacity to endure hardship, difficulty, or inconvenience without complaint. Patience emphasizes calmness, self-control, and the willingness or ability to tolerate delay.
What is patience? What does it take? Patience takes self-control. That is something I need alot of in my life right now. So many times, we want something NOW. That is the way we are built to think. Me me me me now now now. I have to have that NOW. But, if we are patient, things work out better in the long run, and even better so if there is alot of prayer and devotion involved. Why? Because this is God's will for us in Christ Jesus. I think the hardest answer to a prayer is not when God says no, but when he says WAIT. Gaahhhhh just thinking about it makes me impatient. God has great things in store for us, but it isn't His will to give them to us until we are mature enough. Maturity is a thing that is very hard to show as well. But once we truly begin to show some maturity and dedication in our walk with the Lord, we start to get it right. We start to see things God's way. And then we get God's attention. We let him know that we are serious about something when we put alot of dedication, time, and most importantly PRAYER into something. So what does it take? Time + Devotion + Self-Control + Maturity = Patience, which ultimately ends with God giving you the desires of your heart (if the desires are right, that is).These were just some thoughts i've been having. Since I want to be a journalist someday, I like to write stuff down, as you can tell. I wish everyone a great Good Friday. Never forget what he did for you, on this day.