Ever had one of those days where you just feel a massive wave of frustration? You see things that need to be done, or need to be changed, in your home, your work, your family and you think: there’s just NO WAY it’s going to get done. Why is that so frustrating?…and more importantly, what can we do about it?
Something I think helps is when we recognize that our frustration many times is a product of impatience. Our fast-paced, instant-gratification world has shaped us into thinking that we need to get it all done NOW. I’ve fallen into that trap many times. It’s at that point we need to remember God’s word, which reminds us that patience is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)…and have you ever thought how patient God is with us? He loves us despite our rebellion against His teachings and our tendency to try to solve things ourselves. That’s amazing grace, and amazing patience.
How do we become more patient? We need to lay our frustration and impatience at His feet and simply ask Him for wisdom…to guide us toward a life that displays patience (and the other fruits)…and then mirror it to others. Ask him for the wisdom to have amazing patience in your life today.
“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.” James 1:5 (NIV)
Have a great rest of the week!