Patience For The One Struggles With Waiting

I thought I knew what it was to be patient until my visit to the mechanic.

“You know what madam, until you get the car fixed don’t drive anything close to average speed!”


I was shocked. Tell me about driving in a snail’s speed until we were ready to get the car fixed.

How do you learn to wait?

Are you waiting well?

For the first few days it was a struggle. After a while I got used to it!

I began to appreciate the beauty of a gentle drive. Coming from me it’s a good thing.

Allowing the cool wind brush past my hair.

Watching other motorists manipulate the steering wheels.

Families laughing.

Kids waving at random strangers

Moms trying to calm little ones on the back seat.

Oh, pedestrians waiting to catch a ride.

Hawkers displaying their wares on windows of moving vehicles (we have that a lot around here).

Make Sure All The Hurry Is Not Making You Miss The Small Blessings In Life.

Dont get me wrong, we don’t get used to the pain  but we embrace it as a learning curve and a toughening experience.

While you wait for things to be sorted out, we don’t live a joyless life.

We count it as joy going through those difficulties.  

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. ... James 1:2-3

Ponder: How do you learn to wait?

We learn to wait through those difficulties.

Our generation doesn’t like patience.

Everything around us pushes us to dislike waiting. 

The world screams at us when we wait like it did with Job.

Pressures from the society says “why wait?” 

We want things done NOW.

But Whether it is in career, kids, achievements, wealth etc. we can do life with patience.

But do you know waiting is all part of growing process of our faith…

No matter how hard things get, while we do our bit we will wait for the Lord!

If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Job: 14: 14

Do You know what patience is? 

Patience is giving yourself time to appreciate the not so-fast things of life.

Patience is waiting though it looks like you are doing nothing.

Patience sometimes means you stand on the queue waiting to be called upon while others behind you get the first go!


Think upon this some more: How do you learn to wait?

But we need Patience is in everything and I mean everything. 

Patience towards people, situations and answers to prayers.

To receive the promise, we have got to be patient even after we have done God’s will. Hebrews 10:36

To be perfect and lack nothing, we need to be patient. James 1:4

To go through difficulties, we endure, we wait, we pray and hope. James 5:11

Like Job’s patience yielded abundance in the end, God is compassionate towards us, He will see us through.

We find God calling our hearts to be patient through difficult people, situations or events so we can learn what lessons we ought to.


May be it is too much to ask of you but pray to be patient this year.

Ask the Lord to open your eyes to what you aren’t seeing rather than rushing out of His presence.

Ask for the Holy Spirit to help you through those times when you feel impatient.

Patience is waiting in your war room. 


Patience is extending grace to people even when you think they aren’t worthy because God is patient with us.

Patience in situations is seeing God’s hand at work while waiting for a manifestation.

Everything we go through thickens our patience core.


Somehow, I am glad the car drama happened! After all, that broken car made me realise how impatient I was!

When you ask God to teach your heart to be patient, be truly ready for it!

Now I’m asking for the grace to endure, and the spirit to patient. Like you, I blow it sometimes or should I say a lot but I’m happy I can get up and try again.


Prayer: Dear Lord, help my heart to wait on you. Teach me to be patient especially in difficulties. Let me grow in faith and pateince everyday. When my heart struggles to be patient, when I fail at waiting, teach me dear Lord and help me. And pour out your blessings upon my life in Jesus Name.


Comment Prompt: How do you learn to wait? Are you patient in the waiting room?

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