There seems to be one thing after another for more years than I can count that keeps me striving for more patience. I realize how much I lack during trying times, and I realize why. Patience is a virtue, you know. I want to be virtuous yet seem to miss the mark so often, making this is a vital trait to develop.
During church today, one of my friends was up at the podium sharing about how many times the scriptures remind us to wait, be patient, and trust in the Lord. I needed to hear these words today. With the new year upon us, I have been reflecting on all the goals I've achieved throughout the past few years, and I have my heart set on this year being another year filled with wondrous improvement and striven for yet miraculous change.
With this wish of my heart, I realize that I am not in charge of every aspect that needs to come into play, which means I will need to wait; I will need patience. I should say that I will need further patience because this heart of mine has had this wish (albeit in remission for a time) since I was a young girl. Like all true wishes, I will not tell you what it is or it might not come true, but I want to share my hope and faith that I will get my wish because it is a righteous desire. I just need to embrace the journey of attaining that requires waiting with true patience. Loving, grateful, joyful, understanding and wise patience.
This month, I invite you to join me in cultivating gladness in waiting and remembering that through Christ we can become our best and true selves.
Included are several scriptures for this month in order to remind and encourage us in waiting on the Lord: