July 20 - Purpose In Patience.
“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
No one likes it when we are taught how to have patience. In today’s modern society it seems as though hardly anyone has any patience at all. We have coined the terms “rush hour” and “drive thru” because of our lack of want to wait. But when God makes us wait…He always has a reason that far exceeds our own plan at the time. We want the wait to be over, and get from point A to point B just as soon as we possibly can. Wonder what we miss sometimes because we refuse to wait?
“But let patience…”
Allow patience to do the work God intended.
Waiting allows us to learn something.
Waiting allows us to do something else in the mean time.
Waiting allows us to avoid an otherwise catastrophe.
Waiting allows us to increase our dependence and trust in God.
There is purpose in patience.
When we rush our patience we limit the purpose God has us to wait for in the first place, we miss the full effect of His plan. We lessen the effects of the waiting, and limit what God had planned. In order not to limit His plans, we must rejoice in our trials!
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;”
Sometimes trials are what it takes to begin to see God’s plan unfolding. We will not see His plan for our lives fully developed if we go ahead of His timing. Waiting allows God to work in ways that only He can which always leads to results that can only bring the glory to Him. It’s worth the wait.
“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
II Chronicles 25-26 | Titus 1 | Proverbs 21
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