Don’t be impatient

Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean God has changed His mind. While you are waiting, God is working. The timing may not be right for Him to get the ultimate glory, and you the maximum benefit. That’s why the Bible says: ‘Let patience have it’s perfect work, that you may be perfect [mature]…lacking nothing.’

Impatience is a sign of immaturity. Children can’t wait for anything! So, are you being childish or showing maturity?

God sets His watch to accomplish His purpose, not ours. Paul writes: ‘We know that all things work…according to his purpose’ (Romans 8:28 paraphrase). We need to be asking God about his plans and purpose. When you understand God’s purpose you won’t allow things to get in the way of it. That includes hurry and worry. You’ll also know how to spend your time, your energy and your money, who you should spend your life with and who you shouldn’t.

God says, ‘I make known the end from the beginning’ (Isaiah 46:10 NIV). First God sets the goal, and then He determines the steps that lead to it.

What are we supposed to do while we are waiting?

Listen: ‘Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior’ (Habakkuk 3:17 NIV).

Begin thanking God today for what He’s done, and what He’s going to do on your behalf, because He absolutely will come through for you!

‘Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be…complete, lacking nothing.’ James 1:4 NKJV

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