“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
― Fulton J. Sheen
“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured.At least by the person who’s waiting.”
― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Can you imagine how the people reacted to the Apostles’ teachings and writings that Jesus will soon be returning again and that until then we must do what He did, while still on earth?!
I think some of those people thought He’ll be back in a week or so… and here we are 2020 years later and still going.
What a bummer right? Thought it will be over much quicker… so… now what?
“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
After a while of waiting and being patient, we get distracted – way too fast. It is said that the average person’s attention span is less than that of a goldfish. Like how?! We tend to get bored, fed up and irritated when the waiting gets too long – I mean its not like we have things to do and places to be, right?!
“We don’t like sitting still in a place of movement.”
Think about this, in a ever changing and busy world filled with unlimited possibilities for the individual – what are you truly waiting for?
The real question is actually, how are you waiting on Jesus’ coming? Are you sitting still in one place? Are you doing something else, waiting for time to pass quicker? Are you fed up with waiting? Irritated? Tired? Angry?
Its all about patience! How you wait. Its about your attitude, your motives and intentions with waiting. What’s happening in your heart in this time? Here’s another question, why are you waiting and not moving on with life? (Personally, I answered myself here with ‘I find my purpose in my waiting’, but your answer might differ from mine.)
“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
― Benjamin Franklin
Having patience is hard, enduring is hard, long suffering is hard, but its part of our journey to having and inheriting eternal life with Jesus – can you even comprehend what that’s going to be like?! God has a plan and a purpose with us having patience, He sees stuff we can’t and know things we don’t and He absolutely wants us to trust Him with that – #faith!
“Patience is a conquering virtue.”
― Geoffrey Chaucer
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Ensure that you are Jesus-ready when He gets back! Know your why…
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” – Proverbs 1:7