Thursday 3.22.12

When was the last time you had to wait on something?  Do you find yourself upset when you go through the drive through and they say,”It will be a couple of minutes on your chicken.  Do you care to wait?”  Wait?  In a drive-thru?  We are so accustomed to everything being right here, right now.  Waiting is also called patience.  The Greek word, Hupomone  is generally translated ” patience” or ” endurance” ; the idea is of the staying power that keeps a man going to the end.  How many people do you know possess Hupomone or patience?  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  When we don’t wait on the Lord we jump from the frying pan to the fire.  God will answer our prayer in His time and it is not like asking Jeeves and getting an immediate answer.  It is asking and trusting the right answer will come at the right time.

” The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.”  Ecclesiastes 7:8 

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