I used to pray for patience, because I need an unlimited supply. Then someone pondered with me that perhaps, if we ask for patience, God gives us more opportunities to practice building on it.
I stopped praying that prayer. I don’t really want more challenges.
One thing we learn as we get older is that time goes by quickly when we look at the big picture. What feels like an unbearable amount of time really is not in the overall span of our lives. Who remembers the issue we stressed over last year this time?
And so we wait. We wait for answers. We wait for change, for something better. We pray for the very best outcome.
And we maintain hope in knowing God has something wonderful ahead for us. God is good, all the time, all in God’s time.
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“Stopped praying that prayer.” LOL!!! I did also! 🙂 When I prayed for more humility and patience, boy did God ever give to me the chances to have both of those things!!! I have just learned to be content with the amount I have. 🙂
I love the line, “Who remembers what we stressed over last year?” That line right there will enable me to not “stress” over so much all the time. I will always think, “Next year I am not going to even remember this.” Great post! Love and God Bless, SR
Our mantra! It keeps me on track to remember this. Thank you, SR! Always good to hear from you.
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