I Want Patience Now

Posted on July 16, 2010

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I wouldn’t say that patience is one of my natural strengths. I want things now. Lessons on patience seem to be around every corner in my life.

Proverbs 16:32 – Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.

I have a dream that all of Charlotte will know Jesus. His life changing, immeasurable love. I have plans that can help us to achieve the goal of telling as many people about Jesus as possible. But patience and timing are just as important as dreams and plans. I hate typing that. But it is so true.

Proverbs 16:9 – We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

It’s always a nice reminder to know that my wisdom gets me nowhere, but the wisdom of God is perfect in all its ways. If I still need reminding, Proverbs 16 keeps coming with instruction…

Proverbs 16:25 – There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.

I am praying that God will order my steps today. And I am praying that I would embrace patience so that I can see God’s plans come to pass instead of my own.

What are the dreams that God has placed in your heart? Are you pushing too hard? Are you stressed? Apply the Word of God to you life today. And let God fuel your dream.

Proverbs 16:3 – Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.

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