Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
For those who know me really well, know that I have absolutely NO patience. Literally none. I hate waiting in line at the grocery store just as much as I dislike waiting to hear back from a potential job. I know that its a problem to be as impatient as I am and that practicing patience shows strength. But I am here to be transparent with my readers and I believe that admitting my weaknesses is about as transparent as I can get.
The Bible tells us that patience is a Fruit of the Spirit. Which means if you are living in accordance with the Holy Spirit, you exhibit patience. Now from experience, I have noticed that it is so easy practice patience when things are going your way. However the minute your car breaks down or something goes wrong in your life, patience takes a back seat. Impatience is one of the most irrational, angry emotions one can show. When you’re being impatient, you are being so selfish.
Some may think that patience is a fleeting emotion. However it is actually meant to be a prolonged state of being. In Hebrews 12:1, patience is shown to mean the same thing as endurance. I know that I struggle with showing patience all the time, yet I am determined to start working on it. Now I know that patience can not develop overnight. But I also know that by allowing God complete control over my life, patience will show itself more and more in my everyday life.
I am a planner. People who know me and are reading this are probably like “ha yeah okay Laney”. But no, I really am. I may not always follow that plan but I try to plan out every little aspect of my life. One of my biggest struggles right now is trying to find a stable, good job that I can make a career. And let me tell you it is so scary not having a job and not having any prospects either. My level of patience during this time of waiting has gone from 0 to -50 real fast.
One of my favorite verses that I keep going back to during this time is Jeremiah 29:11 “‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'”. Although I don’t know whats coming next, and I sure have NOT been patient about it, I am at peace knowing that God has a plan for me. A plan that I didn’t have to write down in my planner and then forget about the next day. A real, fulfilling plan for my life. And all He wants me to do is just be patient.
Do any of y’all struggle with patience like I do? Some really good verses to read are Romans 12:12, Romans 8:25 and Galations 6:9. Being patient is hard (sometimes) but its worth it. So my lovely readers, if you want to start this journey with me comment down below. I love hearing from you! PS So I know that I have slacked off with posting every single day for blogmas 🙄 but I am doing what I can! To read a few of my past #blogmas posts, click here and here!