This is a big question for me. It is one that is always a challenge for me. In order to live a balanced, enjoyable healthy life, we must understand patience. There is a season for everything. A time to press forward, and a time to wait patiently. If we are always pressing forward, we will miss opportunities that are right under our nose. If we are always waiting, we will never take advantage of those opportunities.
- Peace & Calm – In difficult circumstances is my heart marked by restlessness or peace?
- Confidence – Insecurity undermines patience. It is impossible to wait if I don’t have confidence in a good outcome.
- Trust – Ultimately I have to trust that things will work out for the best and there are opportunities for me.
- Stillness – This is the opposite of striving… Am I able to practice stillness in my actions, heart and mind.
How have you come to understand patience in your life?
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