I am learning a great deal about patience. I realize that a lot of times the things we want to have been promised don't come immediately, they come in the Lord's time. Patience has always been a struggle for me. I often act on impulse.
Something my mother taught me when I was about 15 has always stuck with me. She said, "Never give up what you want most for what you want in the moment." it seems in my life that I have difficulty learning this lesson, in more ways than one. But, God is patient, even when I am not. He is also persistent. The key to learning something is often repetition. He sees fit to give me opportunities to try my patience and willingness to follow His commandments. It's still a struggle for me and I hope He never stops giving me oppotunites to show my faith in Him is real. I know He loves me and has a multitude of blessings to give me. I just have to wait, continue in patience, and act in all diligence. I pray that I will have His Spirit to help me along the way, because I know it's something I can't do on my own. He has a plan for me and wants me to uinderstand and follow that plan as well. It will bring me the greatest joy I could ever imagine.
If He can be patient with me as I stumble through life, I can be patient with Him as He blesses and teaches me every day.