Patience IS a virtue & nothing good comes easy!
We live in a society that is geared towards instant gratification in the form of many different things and areas of life. For some of us it's awaiting the big promotion for that big corner office... how about anticipating the arrival of Mr./Mrs. 'right'?! Maybe it's more profound, like expecting an answer from God regarding a long hoped for prayer to come into flourition! Plain & simple it's not an easy prcoess at all, not knowing exactly the time nor the day that your need/want will be met! This is exactly why God tells us to walk by faith and not by sight, (2 Corinthians 5:7), and to cast all of your cares upon Him, for He cares for you! (1Peter 5:7)
Not allowing ourselves to endure the "process" only leaves us with the short end of the stick, for not allowing one's self to reap the full benefits of what was due! God has a plan for His flock as written in Jeremiah 29:11..."For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end..."
As written above - along with the rose..."Impatience is a deadly poison to most blossoming things. Impatience is your brain saying, I can't be happy till... Patience is enjoying (embracing) the process as much as the results." Yes it is definitely easier said than done, believe me I know, but once I take my mind off of the problem and focus on the Problem Solver, then all my worries fade away! It is a virtue because not many people can lay hold of patience... it is a moral character & standard as well! Anything worth fighting for, anything worth waiting for will not be an easy ride, but the end result of that matter will be a huge blessing!
I just wanted to encourage some of you this evening with words of wisdom and insight. I pray & hope that these words will resinate in your spirit and in your mind, but most importantly through your faith and reveal itself in your actions. I have allowed the process of patience to benefit me, & I know that it will benefit you as well!
Until next time...Be Blessed ***Tiffany Mullings