By: Tim Irving – Evangelism Team
My hamburger isn’t ready yet? Is that cashier moving in slo mo or what? I’ve been praying all week for my spouse to smaarten up and nothing yet! Lord, when are You coming back, this world is getting ridiculous! For some reason, many people don’t grasp the fruit of the Spirit equally. There’s a tendancy to let patience slip right through their fingers. Thankfully, our God is a God of patience. Think about how long He waited for you to hear and obey His voice. Plus He works on a different timetable than we do or as Peter wrote, “with the Lord a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day,” which magnifies His patience even more. It is easy, living in such an instant gratifying society, to lose patience with people and things, but what is the first definiton of love in 1 Cor 13? Love is patient, love is kind. Those that love the Lord, have accepted His grace, are held to a higher standard. Sure, we may go nuts in a checkout line or driving with snowbirds, momentary lapses do happen, just make sure they are momentary. Our eyes should always be on the Lord, our hope and trust in Him, waiting patiently for Him to answer our prayers with His divine wisdom. We are finite people, our time here is short, but one day we will become infinite people and our memories of our struggles with patience will be mere wisps on the wind. But until that time, be thankful our heavenly Father is a God of patience, not wanting that any should perish, and be patient with others as He is patient with you.