Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:6-10, 18:14-15
“For we have needs of patience….” Hebrews 10:36 (NKJV)
We all desire to excel and be at the top. We all have ambitions and plans we wish to achieve; prayers and requests we want answered. This, in itself, is not a bad thing. However, when we pursue our ambitions without regard for anyone or anything else, taking short cuts and undermining God’s place in our lives in the process, it always leads to bigger problems.
When we don’t wait patiently on God but keep jumping from one option to the other, we eventually do more harm than good to ourselves. Absalom was ambitious and impatient; he couldn’t wait for his time of rulership through the normal route of succession (2 Samuel 15:9-10). So he tried to become king while his father David was still alive and it ultimately led to his death (2 Sam. 18:15).
Patience gives people the capacity to accept and tolerate delay, troubles and sufferings without getting angry or feeling hurt. Impatience does the opposite. It puts one on the highway of self-destruction. Through patience Job was able to overcome the devil’s temptation. By patience, you too can become whole, prosperous and succeed. Ask God for patience; it is truly is a needed virtue.
Lord, fill me with patience in my dealings with you and men in Jesus name, Amen.
I walk in patience and things fall in place for me to the glory of God.