You’ve perhaps come across an English saying – Good Things Come to Those Who Wait. It is a phrase that captures the very essence of patience as a virtue, but how long does one need to wait, before they can feel satisfied or be fulfilled with peace? I consider myself to be a patient person. I don’t mind ordering a book from Amazon and select the FREE Super Saver Delivery and wait until the following week to receive my order of purchase. It also makes for unexpected anticipation, if you forgot what you ordered from the previous week. I have even researched into buying a MacBook Pro and observed the Apple trend for around 4 years, and it’s only now that I quite fancy buying one now, despite the annual revisions. I really do consider myself to be a patient person, and yet, there’s another side to patience, which I experienced lately, and it’s more of a spiritual sense to one’s practice of being patient. I am learning to wait more in life spiritually speaking, and I am learning to be more patient in the LORD to reveal at His own timing and will. Whatever that may be!

Life itself seems to be one big wait, but as we wait and live through our daily life, we should use our time wisely nevertheless. If however, we become impatient and then we decide to lean on our own understanding and judgement, we can ultimately change the course of our future with negative consequences. On the contrary, there will always be a defining moment, that our gut reaction can also be the right decision. But let’s not dwell on analysing life… after all, we have a life to live and enjoy.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. -Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

~Richard