Having patience is a skill. It takes time and endurance to master this difficult and elusive character trait; but as followers of Christ it is a fruit of our calling (Gal. 5:22). So, I must be diligent in taming my impatience, knowing that God is using these moments to make me more like His son, Jesus. Easier said than done, I know.
But I was reading one of my favorite Psalms again this morning and He reminded me of all He does on my behalf when I choose to simply WAIT and be PATIENT. There are reasons that patience is called for in life, and sometimes we miss what God is orchestrating on our behalf because we move forward or take a step out of an impatient spirit. It's a flaw of mine, you see, so today, with heaviness on my heart I allow His Truth to speak to my Spirit in waiting for Him. Still living and loving; but waiting. Not easy.
" I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also
brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a ROCK, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth- Praise to our God."
I want a new song in my mouth! I want to be a vessel that blesses and encourages others because of an outflowing of gratitude and deep awe in all that God has already done on my behalf; the gifts and blessings could not be numbered if counted. So, I must choose to sing a new song, even as I wait for God to fulfill His purposes in this broken and fallen shell of me.