Hello Beautiful ladies and if there are any gentleman welcome back. So this past week I have been struggling with the virtue of patience. Paul states in Galatians 5:22-23 “Patience is a virtue” Amp. I don’t know about you all but I don’t know what patience is half of the time. I know it’s waiting but waiting for what? Why God do I have to wait for something so small when you formed the earth and everything in it in 6 days? It seems that I can be waiting for my breakthrough for months or years. The bible says in Philippians 4:5-6 “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God.” Which I do but then I’m waiting in expectancy and NOTHING! How many of us have read, prayed, and said to God, “Father I trust you, but when will it be MY turn? Yes God I know all things are under your control but, I am in need Lord and I see everyone is being blessed but me.” It’s like those who are in love with sin get EVERYTHING plus the 10 fold promised to those who love you. Here we are saying, “I stopped drinking, I turned away from fornication, I stopped smoking, I don’t go to the clubs, I forgave those who hurt me and asked for forgiveness, I tithe and I am kind to others, I give when I can to the poor and still NOTHING! Lord I gave up sin to pursue you and I know you are real but when God will I be able to say Thank you instead of pleading for you to get me through until tomorrow?” If you can relate then know you are not alone. I have been there and I still get there sometimes. I know that it has been nothing but God who has kept me and for that I am extremely thankful. I however know, that my disobedience in sin does have something to do with my timing being off because God has to fix what I messed up before He can bless me with the plans of His will. This takes time. There are moments where I have prayed, I have applied for hundreds of jobs, I have cried, begged, pleaded and NOTHING! I have favor but I too wonder “God when will it be my turn?” The answer to this wait can be summed up in a few scriptures. They have humbled me greatly and continue to give me strength to continue to wait on His timing. I hope you find as much comfort in it as I have. Know that NOTHING is impossible to the one who believes, keep faith, and know that with God timing is EVERYTHING. Trust and take comfort in knowing you are not forgotten and He to knows you by name and loves you. Know He is know respecter of persons and if He did it for them He will to do it for you. His Promises are eternal and He is a God that can’t lie. So thank Him and take rest in Him. For His will is the perfect will. His timing is PERFECT!
Jeremiah 29:11-13 AMP“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”
“Don’t worry about the wicked. Don’t envy those who do wrong. 2. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like springtime flowers, they soon wither. 3.Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”