HEBREWS 10:36 - "For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise."
Often I speak about hearing from God. Obviously, this is where patience comes in to play. Now this doesn't mean we are to just sit in our room, praying, fasting, and waiting for God to speak to us from the heavens. To be very honest with you, I really hope that never happens to me. I'm comfortable hearing from God in the common ways He speaks to us. Through His Word, through that "still small voice" as we pray, through other people, and through our circumstances. We just can't be paralyzed, we need to live our lives. But as we are making those important decisions of life, we need to think them through and ask ourselves: What does the Word say? What would God want us to do? I can tell you that every decision we make during the day can be made using those two questions as your guide. In the bigger decisions, those that will affect our life in a major way, we need to exercise patience and see what God wants us to do. Don't forget, He has a plan and purpose for your life already drawn up. He will show you the way, give you direction on those key important decisions.
He won't be silent. The big problem becomes our desires when they aren't His desires. We often try to see what we want to see, and ignore God when He is obviously closing a door in our life, or perhaps opening one. One reason we often don't have much patience is because we may already know what it is God wants and it isn't really what we want. It is called rebellion and it will cause you pain and heartache every single time. Maybe not right away, but trust me, when you are doing it your way and not His, there is ALWAYS a price to pay.
He continues to make you the man or woman of God He intended, as He speaks to you and leads you into the service he has planned for your life each and every day. I will be praying today for you to have patience. To wait on God during those critical decisions you must make at times in your life. I will be praying that you hear Him clearly and than follow His direction. Not rebel, but obediently follow Him in the direction He wants you to go.
Learn to be patient and wait on God. Remember, His timing is ALWAYS perfect!
Used with permission from Bill Keller
Anger is a problem for me - How about you? Want to share?