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For once, I don’t know how to express my thoughts using digital pixels of binary digits.

At the time of writing, all I can articulate in a nutshell is that God wants me to wait. Since my last blog post, I have since handed in a resignation letter, whilst keeping in good terms as I part ways and move forward with life to focus on new ambitions. I finish work in two weeks time, which should allow me time to wait on God to provide a source of income to help pay for these tuition fees come mid-September, when I return back to the classroom for one more encore term.

At the same time, I am waiting on feedback from jobs that I’ve applied for over the past month. The jobs that I’ve applied to date, does not involve IT. As much as I enjoy working with computers and following the latest trends in technology and design, I want to maintain a healthy lifestyle in a working environment and not see my eyes distort to square-eyes. I try to avoid using glasses in general, especially when using computers, leaving it only for driving and reading long distance material during church services. At the same time, all IT jobs on the present market are advertised as full-time posts.

Patience is something that I possess, but I guess when you grow older, you tend to expect patience to mature naturally in the respect that things get processed quicker in life, but it depends on where you live in the world. With the likes of living here in the UK, the standard is far from efficient. Take for example South Korea. You can open a legal bank account and receive your debit card within one hour. In the UK, it can take up to 7 days to process your application from start to end – that’s including your unique pin number and physical credit / debit card.

Other examples of patience for me can be waiting for God’s timing and provision for a Godly wife, or the patience to cope living with my parents. It’s harder for only kids without siblings, especially when your parents grow impatient with one another. I could list a whole host of examples surrounding patience, but at the end of the day, I strongly believe God wants me to be still, and know that He is God. It might sound obvious, but it’s something that we all need to be reminded of on a daily basis.

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (Psalm 46:10, NLT)

I may be stating the obvious, but how often are we patient in the LORD, as we wait for His perfect timing? Seriously? We typically have the attention span of a goldfish, but God wants us to wait, so we can learn to place our trust and faith in Him, for we are nothing without Him, nor can we discern life using our own knowledge and understanding. Especially, when we are expecting or God to reveal Himself in our prayers.

“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, NLT)

Quite simply, we should wait. How long? Well, how long is a piece of string? Our days may be numbered – yes, but may God be the glory in our lives. For this reason, God will reveal Himself and provide for our needs in His perfect timing, whether it’s our daily bread in waking up each morning from our beauty sleep, or in the testing times of our faith, when we need God’s intervention, peace, confidence and deliverance.

~Richard