8.1.16: Be Patient
"patience is not the ability to wait but how you act while you're waiting" -joyce meyer
So often, we want something...and we want it NOW, not later!
It's really, really hard to be patient, especially when you want something so badly.
For me, having patience and playing the waiting game is where my faith becomes very active. I know my trust and faith is wavering whenever I start to wonder "When, God, when?" or I start to become impatient.
When I start to ask these questions, I look back at the path of my life...especially to the points when I THOUGHT I wanted something so badly and it wasn't given to me. Hindsight is 20/20, right? Now I have the wisdom to see that what I thought I wanted would have led me down a different, and not better, path.
Every step has led me right here. Right where I am supposed to be right now.
And so I find my patience again. Knowing that I do not always know the best path for myself and I gently surrender to the bigger picture, the bigger path.
So I urge you to reflect the same way about whatever YOU feel you are having a patience about right now. Reflect back on other choices and situations in your life and KNOW that everything that is given to you, or NOT given to you, is exactly what you needed.