Over the past several months, I've learned a lot about patience.
I've always been pretty patient but this has been at a different level. I think there are two different categories of patience:
+ Dealing with others whom you need to have patience with. For example- someone may get on your nerves, but God gives you the patience to handle them.
+ Being patient in waiting for people or for something to happen. For me, this is the most difficult.
Here lately, I have been frustrated to tears. I have prayed for patience and have been patient. I try to keep reminding myself that everything happens in God's timing. There's always a reason for things to happen the way they do. I know it must be that God is making big plans for me.. I know they will be worth the wait.
But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.