Thursday, February 16, 2012

Waiting to receive the promise

“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:36).

The dictionary defines patience as “capacity for waiting: the ability to endure waiting, delay or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties”. Patience is good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence. It is the ability to stay cool and calm when situations around are not working or going as we expect.

In a classroom situation a patient student would not make noise when the teacher is not around. On the contrary he would prefer to turn the absence or lateness of the teacher into an opportunity to either go into the library or finish an uncompleted note. A patient youth does not curse other road users while in a traffic hold up. He has no problem waiting to quietly take his turn before collecting his meal in the cafeteria or queue on the bus stop. He knows that those he met on the line were as anxious to complete their assignments as he was to finish.

God wants you to be patient in all your ways today. It is not enough to do the will of God. It is more important to do it and wait for God to bring the expected reward. This is how David expressed it “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Psalms 27:14)

Challenge: Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. - Disraeli
Prayer: Please help me Lord to patiently wait on You in all I do today.

1 comment:

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