Patience

by Jason Deines

in What is God Doing in Your Life

Hello All,

Just want to share what God is doing in my life. Recently, after 6 months of seperation, my wife and son moved back in with me. I was so escatic that she wanted to work on things, I ended up putting pressure on her without realizing it. See, when she left, I became very humble and close to God, relying on Him completely. So I wanted her to see this new man, and instantly fall back in love with me. Let me tell you, real life is nothing like the movies. I put so much focus on making her see how good I was, I completely fell away from God. This sunday I was at Church, and I felt renewed, 100%. I have been praying a lot, and I believe there are 2 things God is trying to teach me. Patience and Understanding. A lot of people have issues with patience, especially since we live in a world that is so focused on instant gratification. If we can’t have it now, impatience and anger take over. I was reading an article online, and it stated, “God is never in a hurry, but He is always on time.” I love that line even though it tells me that I have to wait. I can’t imagine hurrying God so that my prayers are answered. Jeremiah 17:9 states that ‘the heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure’. Based on that verse, imagine getting all my prayers answered based on how my heart felt. It would be a catastrophy! God knows me better than I know myself. Therefore my prayers are based on what His heart would desire for my life. Many times I felt like saying to my wife, “you know what, you haven’t changed one bit, yet here i am a new man and you can’t open your eyes to see that. Maybe this isn’t going to work”. You can’t imagine how many times I have thought that. But, God keeps me in check. So what I have learned, I pass on to whoever reads this. Have patience and understanding for someone else, regardless of how hard the situation may be. We have to do things in Gods time, not ours. Remember, God is not in a hurry, and neither should you be. God Bless.

Jay


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kat

A wise man once told me “Patience you’re not born with it you learn it.”

How very true that is.
Praying Jay

2 Jason

I feel like I will never learn patience. :-)

3 Bubba

Great article Jason. I’m right in the middle of this dilemma. Just got out of a relationship and really struggling with the patience bit. Thanks for your great article.

4 Diana

Thank you Jason for the article. There are many things in your article I can relate to. I have been on my for for the last six months after a nine year relationship. As I read your article the words, “We have to do things in Gods time, not ours. Remember, God is not in a hurry, and neither should you be” jumped out at me. It is a reminder that God does have a plan for me. I just need to learn patience and he will show me what he has in store for me when the time is right.

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