Oh how I grow tired of learning patience! My stubborn heart and mind can be my enemies at times. If someone were to ask me what I thought God was trying to teach me the most in the past few years it would be this: Patience. "Stop rushing, wait, I am patient with you therefore be patient with others." To which I want to immediately object and say "but Lord you don't understand, I need patience NOW!". God, however, even after that reaction is still patient with me. I am a sinner who learns so slowly.
Whenever I begin to think I am having a hard time I have just to compare myself to Job. Doing this quickly silences my thoughts and complaints. My struggles are nothing compared to this man's. Why then should I ever complain about my situation, affliction or current struggle? I pray to one day be a man known for his patience. Right now, though, if you were to ask anyone, they would tell you my patience needs to be worked on. God help me to be more like Your Son. In every situation, make me react like You. Thank You, Father, for being patient with me. I love You Father. Father I am Yours. Do what You will of me.
"Job could not have exhibited patience if he had not endured trial; and he could not have displayed a patience whose fame rings down through the ages, even to our day, if he had not experienced extraordinary affliction." - Charles Spurgeon