Patience & Perseverance

One of the hardest concepts that we all face is learning to grow patience and to persevere.  Without that growth lesson we continue to live lives of frustration and disappointment.  I hear so many say, “I don’t have any patience”, “I am just not able to wait for things”, “this is the way I’ve always been – I cannot change”.  This is all (excuse the expression) Horsepucky!  When a woman learns she is pregnant, she learns about waiting and patience.  Why is this lesson suddenly forgotten when the child is born.  When a man works with his hands to create something he must use patience and focus otherwise he puts himself in harms way.  Why is this lesson not applied in other parts of his life? 

Without patience and the ability to persevere for what we want we will never see the best of what our lives can be.  In her book, “Open Your Mind to Receive”, Catherine Ponder cites the following story: “Once a poor boy, a world famous designer now has a personal annual income of three million dollars and an annual corporate income of two hundred million dollars.  When asked the secret of his success, he replied, ‘There is prospering power in patience.  I had to learn to relax, take what came, digest it, and learn from it.  If you strive too aggressively, you can scare away your good.  If you want something enough, you can get it–in time–if you are willing to work for it, then wait for it.  There are a lot of designers younger than myself who didn’t make it, and are no longer around because they were in too much of a hurry.  Their impatience kept them from succeeding’.”

Like this man I have had to learn to grow patience and to allow what I wanted to manifest in it’s proper time.  This is God’s time – not my time.  This is sometimes very hard to swallow even today.  When I feel I have done all that I can to have something come about, I must constantly remind myself that I will have it come – but it will come in “divine order” and in “divine timing”.  Are you sitting with doubt about this, dear reader?  Well let me quote from the Bible and see if this isn’t true.

In James 1:2-8, 12, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.  But when he asks, must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

Those that succeed in having great personal happiness in their lives — abundant lives– are those that have learned to have patience and to wait on God’s time for its manifestation.  This does not mean that you don’t take steps to see your desires come about.  It means you have to allow guidance for each step and to relax if it takes longer than you thought it should to manifest.  I can guarantee you that EVERYTHING in life takes longer that you think it should.  But the person who sees all their dreams come true are those that never give up the dream and put it in God’s hands and are grateful! 

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