Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You must also be patient. (James 5 7-8)
We sometimes want everything to happen at once - as soon as we have an idea or an opportunity presents itself, we want to jump straight in and take the bull by the horns! We launch headlong into a situation, only to find that, because of our impulsive actions, things do not turn out to be how we thought they would.
Patience is a virtue, the farmer knows that he cannot hurry his crop, he plants the seed and then hands it over to Mother Nature to do the rest.
We shouldn’t stop having ideas or making plans - but we should do it prayerfully - handing over our hopes and dreams and our worries to God and waiting patiently for His answer - which may or may not be in tune with our initial thoughts - only God knows.
Lyn Hayes ALM