Patience is one of the key forms of learning and growing in our society. Yet it seems to me as if it is rarely used.
Patience is something we grow accustomed to if we live in the right environment. Otherwise, we tend to learn it the hard way.
Patience is a character trait that we use in our everyday lives. Kids use it to wait for food, attention, movie previews etc. Adults use it as we wait in line for things similar to coffee shops and grocery stores. We wait for answers to problems, for a coworker etc.
What are we experiencing when we use this talent called patience? It seems to me that it is a moment in time where everything seems to go in slow-mo or stop completely. For some of us that is gonna be the only moment in our day that we will genuinely stop.
What would happen if we all gave ourselves that 5 min break when things get stressful. It seems to me that we would be able to think things over, maybe even come back with a strategy to overcome our problems.
What could be conquered or accomplished if we would make ourselves take time in the evening to pray and meditate on the word of God. A moment to clear our minds and refocus on our priorities.
What a wonderful thought. If only we had the discipline to stop ourselves long enough to accomplish that. We are all capable of practicing patience. With ourselves and others. Naturally having patience is a gift from God. Very few of us naturally have this gift. My sister has the gift. She has patience and love that never seems to end.
Patience is power, Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act for the right principles and in the right way.