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Do You Have Patience?

thHave you ever been so excited about something you get in a hurry to do it or find out about it? If you have then we must have something in common.

Well the other day, I talked with my sister over the phone. We decided to go read the bible to our 90 year old great grandmother, So that we could spend time with her and do something all three of us enjoyed. After I got off the phone, I was rushing around the house getting my three boys and I dressed and ready to leave. Then as we were headed out of the house, I had my hands full.  Have you ever seen that picture of a person caring in Walmart bags, full of groceries, with their arms full about to break? Well that’s how I am. I would rather break an arm than make two trips! I had my youngest boy in my arms, along with a car seat, my purse, the diaper bag, and my bible. Well Instead of breaking an arm I roll my angle. No big deal, just too much pain for this gal to handle. I figured it was broken so I called my husband to come rescue me and take me to get my ankle X-rayed.

So we drove 30 minutes to the emergency room. Then sat in the waiting room for 2 hours before, they came and took me to get my ankle X-rayed. Then we sat back in the waiting room for the results. Finally, after waiting for another hour, we got told it was not broken, I just stretched some ligaments. The Dr. gave me my crutches and my script, and so we left and headed to Walmart for my script. Well we had to wait just 45 minute till the script would be done. So I was getting a bit flustered and inpatient and so was my husband that needed to get back to work…

Along with all this, I had another situation where I was tested on my patients.

I offered to help someone and I was told they would get back to me and let me know if they still needed me. So I waited for a day or so till I called them, to see if I could help. Well they still did not know. So then I waited impatiently for them to come to me. Well after about a week, I went to them and asked. I got told no because they ended up with the help they needed. So I said okay and tried to keep it together and stay positive. Well once I got in my car alone, I balled my eyes out and thought all the negative things I could. Like, I was not good enough and I could not have done it anyways. Witch was not the case! A few days later, I got put in a spot that I also enjoyed and wanted to help in.

So now I will tell you what I learned from all this and how I got closer with God.

Blessing 1… Don’t get in too big of a hurry with your walk with God, because when crisis’s come’s it can cause you to stumble and fall. Slow down and listen to what God wants you to hear. Study the Word that God has provided for us, full of examples on how He wants us to live. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. (1 Timothy 4:13-14)

Blessing 2… When you don’t get the answer you want. Don’t get so upset you lose sight of God and stumble in your walk with Jesus Christ. And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory. (Psalms 64: 9-10)

Blessing 3… God had a different plan for my life. I need to be patient and let him lead me where He wants me to be! Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Psalms 27:14) Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the LORD is. (Ephesians 5:17)

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-Candace Anders, Faithful n Blessed