This is particularly true in our microwave world with its instant diet of technology and wonders that we just can’t live without. We get frustrated if the internet connection is down; we feel affronted when our fb isn't logging in. Tell me it’s not so! There was an old “Music machine” song that has the lyrics, “Have patience, have patience, don’t be in such a hurry...” I used to sing that song at double speed and still think that it was too slow.
There’s another saying among Christians, that if you pray for patience, then God will put before you people and circumstances that try your patience to the limit. No wonder it’s not something that we often go looking for. One of the lessons that I have learnt, during the three year “sinking house” debacle, is the importance of patience. At times there is nothing more to do than wait. Other times, things seem to be working through quickly when something happens and a good dose of patience is again required.
I feel that patience is something that we are all going to need over the coming months and years. We have taken a step in exploring the “Furlong opportunity”, however there is much water to go under the bridge; there is plenty of work to be done; and a shift that needs to happen in our minds, for this, or whatever else God has for us, to come to full fruition.The Psalmist implores us to “wait patiently for the Lord…”. Not a passive waiting, but one that involves courage. Let’s wait patiently for the Lord!
Psalm 27:14 (NLT) “Wait patiently for the LORD—.
Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD—.”