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Keep calm and have patience

Patience

Because we want it right now!

God can do the impossible, in every conceivable situation, but what are we supposed to do while we're waiting?

I put this answer up here because it was something I needed an answer to a while back.  I had questions like, "how long should I wait? Why should I wait? Why don't people do this? or Why did they do that?

Patience works 'hand--in-glove' with faith.  Some times I have to keep saying to myself "patience and faith, patience and faith, patience and faith..."

I now see patience as working with God's timing as nothing normally happens instantly.  So, things have to take time and we need to have patience whilst we're waiting.

Another word for patience is endurance, i.e. sticking it out and not throwing in the towel.  Sadly patience doesn't develop overnight, but as Christians, we put our trust in God and pray 'out loud' that he will give us what we need to be patient.

Personally speaking, I 'activate' my patience once I know I have done everything I can or need to do prior to mentioning my request, need or desire in prayer and then leave it to God's timing.

One thing to remember; sometimes we don't get what we want, so you can be as patient as you like, but it still won't happen.  But that's why God gives us discernment and wisdom - so we know what we're doing and what we're waiting for. 

To obtain wisdom, I suggest reading the Wisdom Books in the Bible, which are as follows:

  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes
  • and Song of Songs

It says in the Bible "Faith comes from hearing and hearing the word of God." Romans 10:17  Therefore, when you do read the Bible, speak it out loud whenever you can.

Finally, we are expected to act! We cannot sit back and wait for God to act on our behalf. We are expected to try, ot put our best foot forward, to show God that we want to be engaged in our future. When He sees you putting effort into your situation, things happen that you, we will learn from. Try it today.


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