What is your call to action? How will you live a life of faith?
During the summer months, we’re featuring a post called “I Will.” What’s one thing you can do to make the world a better place?
I Will…Practice Patience.
“God has perfect timing: never early, never late. It takes a little patience and faith, but it’s worth the wait.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the year 2000, over 50% of American households owned a microwave oven. Since then, our patience has never been the same.
Fast Food. Road Rage. Short tempers. Overbooked schedules. We have forgotten how to wait. We have forgotten how to stand still. We have forgotten the art of simply being.
And what about your faith? When you ask God for something, do you expect an instant answer? Why isn’t he listening to me? Why doesn’t he answer my prayers?
Summer is the perfect time to slow down our minds and our hearts. It’s the perfect time to focus on what patience means and how it can truly affect our relationships with everyone we encounter.
And it’s the perfect time to truly talk to God. Tell Him what you’re thinking. Share with Him what you’re feeling. Ask Him for patience in your life.
The next time you feel your body get tense and your mind start to spin, force yourself to relax. “Act” patient and you will “become” patient. Take a few deep breaths. Calm your thoughts.