“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:36)
One of the biggest reasons so many of us have hardships, financial problems, relationship problems, and so many other difficult times in our lives is our lack of patience. The person who feels they have to have things right away instead of waiting patiently for them, soon finds themselves in a financial bind. Bills aren’t paid, and very soon, that person begins to have other problems related to their lack of patience. Their health begins to suffer from the stress of bill collectors constantly calling. Their relationships become strained because of their indebtedness. All of these issues arise because of a lack of patience.
For each of us, God desires that we do well and prosper. However, to get to that place of prosperity and peace we must have patience. God has a great reward in store for us if we remain patient and steadfast in our pursuits. We need to let patience work its perfect work in our lives. Our peace and stability depend heavily upon our waiting for what we desire.
Prayer: Father, as we seek to fulfill the plan and purpose you have for our lives, teach us to wait patiently for those things that we desire. In Jesus’ name, amen.