Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Impatient for Patience

Oh how that title is so true. The phrase "patience is a virtue" immediately comes to mind. Patience is just not an easy thing to grasp and live out. It's something that we all struggle with at some point in our lives. I, for one, would consider myself the most impatient individual of all. Even though the Lord is teaching me, through different situations, to be more patient, IT'S STILL TOUGH! It can get so bad to the point that I, instead of waiting on the Lord to work, try and fix things or make things happen by myself. Of course this either makes the situation worse or completely ruins everything. Its quite horrible...ha! 
So...I was doing some research and found this article that John Piper wrote..
http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/warfields-supernatural-patience  ....God works in such mysterious ways. It is such a fight of faith to just take a step back ..analyze a situation...and calmly say, "God I know you have a plan for this, and I'm going to patiently wait on you."... (Psalm 37:7; 40:1)... This is especially hard today when society is pushing for individuals to "have it all figured out" and to know what their future is going to hold for them. The answer might seem too simple, but it's the only answer that there is: pray and trust in the Lord. Trust that He is a sovereign God and that everything that happens is in His plan and is for a purpose... To glorify Himself. Oh ladies and gentleman, I'm preaching to myself. I have to constantly remind myself of this truth EVERYDAY!
 So fight this battle with me ... seeking God in not only prayer but by reading His word.

James 1: 2-4 .."Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith prouduces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."


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