Sunday, February 8, 2009

Patience Is A Virtue

"But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness." (1 Timothy 6:11) Everyone experiences time of frustration, desperation, anxiety, etc., when we all need to have patience. But, having patience can be very hard sometimes. We want things to happen NOW, if not sooner. God says we are to have patience in ALL things, and that He does answer our prayers. However, God's timing is not our timing. What seems like an eternity to us is only a second to God. So, when we ask God for something, and or tell Him our needs, we need to remember God responds to us in His time, not our time. We also need to be open to how our prayers are expectations. God doesn't always answer our prayers the way we expect, or want, Him to. Sometimes He says yes, sometimes He says no, sometimes He makes us wait a little longer...and sometimes if we wait patiently enough our prayers are answered better than we could ever dream of! Waiting patiently for God's response is hard, but it is always in our best interest...and what God wants us to do. Patience IS a virtue! Love, Beau