Have patience, have patience
Don’t be in such a hurry
When you get impatient, you only start to worry
Remember, remember that God is patient, too
And think of all the times when others have to wait for you
Have you ever heard this chorus?
Maybe you sang it as a kid?
Or better yet, had it sung to you?
Oh no, I can just hear the collective inward and outward groans abound as you read the word patience.
Who wants to learn patience?
No one raises their hands.
“Let’s pray for patience” said no one ever, especially if they have already done so.
Patience as defined in the dictionary is: the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
Patience is a fruit of the Spirit and some say it’s a virtue. Patience is something that is often hard to come by in the fast pace, fast food, “I want it my way, and I want it now” society we live in.
Yet, we are told clearly in Scripture more than once to wait and have patience.
As you read the book of Habakkuk, you will notice that Habakkuk is complaining and asking God how much longer wickedness and evil would continue. (sound familiar?)
Habakkuk is upset and frustrated and God answers him with words of hope and instructions to wait on God’s timing and His plans. Something Habakkuk was having a hard time with, so God tells Habakkuk to write out the vision, and keep it in front of himself and the people. Not just speak about it, pray about it, or declare it, but to also W-R-I-T-E it out. To write it out, so that no one can mistake what God spoke, or misunderstand the hope and instructions He gave.
The same is true for us. When God speaks to us and fills our hearts with dreams, visions and promises, He wants us to write it out, to speak about it, pray about it, and declare it over our life. He wants us to be patient, to trust Him and to keep our eyes focused on Him no matter obstacles come our way.
You will find that when God gives you a dream or vision it often comes with obstacles. But the key is to wait patiently, follow the Lords instructions and allow Him to Guide you! The enemy likes to try to get our eyes off of what God has promised and onto the obstacles that he throws in our way.
Remember, God is always true to His word. If He said it, He will do it. Not our way, but His. Not on our time table, but His. We must patiently wait for it, even if it is slow in coming.
Has God given you a dream or a vision?
Have you taken the time to write it out?
Have you already seen it come to pass?
Or are you waiting for it to come about?
Just as the title graphic image below, sometimes, we have to wait for the tree to grow and fill the space between the gap of where we are now, and where God wants us to be!
Welcome to the ALL NEW: I’ve been Featured portion of #TuneInThursday
I have to say, I enjoyed all your posts, and it was difficult to narrow it down and to pick just a few to highlight this week. I hope you enjoy this new addition.
Please make sure to visit the post before yours and share some comment love as well as one other of your choice.
Here are the posts that caught my eye this week:
Top Clicked Post:
Esther Dorotik’s post: AT THE CROSSROADS – WHEN YOU KNOW WHERE YOU’VE BEEN BUT NOT WHERE YOU’RE GOINGS – WHEN YOU KNOW WHERE YOU’VE BEEN BUT NOT WHERE YOU’RE GOING
Received the most view this week. I love Esther’s wisdom as she shares about Hagar in this blog post. This line is such a powerful take away: Expectations and past disappointments can cloud our vision of victory, increase fear of failure, add debilitating doubt, and trash our trust in Him ~ Esther Dorotik
Here are the other posts that caught my eye this week:
Nysle Esahc wrote about 10 ways we can respond to those individuals I like to call “Grace Growers.” It seems lately, I have had a lot of opportunities to put into practice these 10 tips from Nysle.
Maria Brittis shared her homemade potpourri recipe: ROSE AND LAVENDER POTPOURRI RECIPE What a great way to preserve and extend the life of flowers you may have been given as a gift.
Again Welcome and Thank you for joining me for #TuneInThursday it is an honor to have you here!
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