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THE POWER OF PATIENCE!

Today, our hearts are so occupied by worldly considerations that we are impatient to recognise the fact that there is an appointed time for everything. Assuming Jesus had been impatient when his brothers urged Him to show off in public before the appointed time, He may have been killed by His enemies who were looking for Him at all costs (John 7:3-8). The same thing happens to us today. When we are impatient, we tend to disregard the fact that there is a time for everything.

We all know that when it is time to start a race, everybody waits for the blast of the gun or the sound of the whistle – but in our daily lives, the opposite is the case. We try to move the hands of the clock forward by hook and crook. In order to beat the gun, we are prepared to steal, kill and destroy. If any person beats the gun, that person would be called back to begin afresh, while others are still waiting patiently for the sound of the gun. This is what we mean by the saying, “More haste, less speed”, meaning that if you are in a haste to achieve something, you are likely to make costly mistakes that would pull you back, if not down. In an attempt to beat God’s appointed time, we get ourselves entangled with conditions we are likely unable to meet, thus jeopardising our career and the promises of God in our lives. Therefore, wait patiently for the Lord because at God’s time, everything is beautiful!