You and I have both perfected this virtue; however, I know that I have not yet mastered PATIENCE. Man oh man, this is a hard one but I know that mastery is around the corner. I can smell it and know that it’s just about here. I only wish it would hurry up and settle in so I can be assured that it will always be by my side when I need it most.
The proof of perfecting patience, for most of us, came from our childhood. Think back to when we were children on Christmas day. We drove our parent’s crazy asking them how many more days until we could open our presents. Some of us even negotiated with them saying if we opened ‘just one’ we would quit pestering them (ya…right!!). Christmas Eve was the worst because we simply could not contain our excitement. It was almost impossible to fall asleep because our imaginations were running wild anticipating what gifts would be coming our way. Fast forward to today and I think it’s safe to assume that we have taught ourselves how to be patient on Christmas Day. We can now actually hold off opening our gifts until late morning or early afternoon. Wow! Who would have guessed?
Patience is like a huge muscle in our body. We have to exercise and practice with it daily. If we don’t, it won’t be strong enough to serve us when we need it the most like when we are reaching under the tree for the gifts that we want most out of life.