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Monday, February 4, 2013

Learning To Be Patient Will Bring Tranquility To Your Life


How many times have you been told to be patient? How exasperating this word can be. We patiently wait for decisions to be made, test results, an arrival of a person or package, a crisis to end, people's sluggish responses, or a telephone call. Wait, wait, and more waiting can lead anyone to be anxious, fearful, restless, frightened, nervous, exhausted, frustrated, annoyed, and worried. Wow, what a mess! There certainly isn't any tranquility in these feelings; and while you are being impatient and going through some of the above emotions, the outcome remains the same. So why put yourself through all of these negative emotions? Could it be that this is how you believe you should respond? Ask yourself this question: "How does God expect me to respond?" The answer is: "Trust Him
We are such a "got-to-have-it-now" society, that we are programmed to have everything immediately! It is time to reprogram ourselves and be content with God's timing. We are not omniscient, but God is. God knows the precise moment-the perfect day, hour, minute, and second-when the wait will be over. It will not arrive a second before it should. Why? God sees the BIG picture. We aren't capable of this, so it is imperative that we hand this tumultuous time over to God and practice being patient.
How do you learn to be patient by trusting God? First, you have to accept the circumstances that are making you impatient. After your acceptance, it is time to rise above all of the negative emotions and replace them by focusing on something else. This could be achieved by talking to someone, praying for others, completing or starting a task, meditating, reciting applicable affirmations, reading selected Bible passages that pertain to your situation, or helping others. Take your mind off of the unknown outcome. You may find yourself amazed what God will do for you while you wait.

Thank God for this waiting period. Let me explain why this is a logical thing to do. We must realize that God is allowing this to happen, because He knows if we handle the situation patiently, we will benefit from this experience. There will be a real sense of accomplishments-rising above the negative emotions and achieving positive productivity while waiting for God's timing. You will experience a door opening to a personal relationship with God. Hopefully, this will be a great reminder to keep in touch constantly with our Creator. "Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV

Remember this verse when you are impatient. "If you let that patience work in you, the end result will be good. You will be mature and complete. You will be all that God wants you to be." James 1:4 ERV
Patience isn't easy, but it is worth the end results.
Reading God's Mind, His Thoughts for Every Life Situation is a wonderful book to keep handy when you need a spiritual uplifting or need a problem resolved. Book clubs, Bible study groups, and families will find this book engenders stimulating conversations. There are "Study Guide Questions for Discussion" at the back of the book.
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Enjoy a peaceful moment with my YouTube video, "Reading God's Mind," which can also be seen on Facebook.
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