Be patient with God and with yourself!
One of the frustrations of life is that God’s time is rarely the same as ours. We are often in a hurry when God is not.
You may feel frustrated with the seemingly slow progress you are making in life.
Remember that God is never in a hurry, but always on time. He will use your whole life to prepare you for your role in eternity.
The Bible is full of examples of how God uses a long process to develop character, especially in leaders.
He used eighty years to prepare Moses, including forty in the desert. For 14,600 days Moses had to wait and ask himself, “Is it time yet?” But God kept answering “not yet.”
Great souls have grown through problems, storms and seasons of suffering. Be patient with the process. James warned, “So let it grow, for once its constancy has fully developed, it will be perfect and complete, and nothing will be lacking” (James 1:4).
Do not be discouraged!
When Habakkuk got depressed because he did not think God was working fast enough, God had to say this to him: “It will take a while to be fulfilled, but do not despair; The time has not yet come for all this to be fulfilled, but I can assure you that it will be fulfilled without fail “ (Habakkuk 2: 3).
Remember how far you have come, not just how far you have to go. You’re not where you want to be, but you’re not where you were before either. Years ago people had a bumper sticker on their car which said- “Please be patient, God has not finished with me yet.”
God is not finished with you either, so keep moving forward. Even the snail reached the ark, persevering!
Tammy and I love you! Email us with your prayer requests.
Pastor Dickie and Tammy