All We Need Is Just A Little Patience…

No this is not a tribute to the Guns N’ Roses whistle laden acoustic love song from the 80’s.

It has actually become a mantra of mine here in Utah. If I have learned anything during this year… taking it slow and using a little patience has become a life-line for me! For those who know me well, patience has not been something I would have called a strength of mine in the past. When I knew what I wanted or felt like I had a good idea, I usually ran with it and tried to drag along as many people as possible in the process. In life and business this appeared at times to be a great asset to have… to be driven was celebrated and called leadership! This year has been an education in life, ministry and leadership… and what I have learned this year above EVERYTHING is this… being driven doesn’t excuse us from being able to discern when to wait and exercise self control i.e. patience, and when to act!

Some people say don’t pray for patience because God will test you with it… I say we can’t afford not to be patient!

 

Galatians 5:22-25 says… “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”

May we all learn to know the difference between times of patience and times of action!

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it”                                                                                                                                                                      –   Arnold H. Glasgow

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2 thoughts on “All We Need Is Just A Little Patience…

  1. Timing and patience is very important. I like how Galatians says self control and gentleness is part of the fruit of the spirit. Like you, I have ran with good ideas or divulged things prematurely without much thought. May I be lead by the spirit and practice self control. May I also be gentle with others so I will not “smash the egg before the chicken hatches!”

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