WOW!! Check this out! This morning in a phone conversation with Pastor TC, he made mention of a verse that he recently read in Proverbs 16 about the power of patience. I liked what he said. So, I decided to look it up and check it out. Here is the verse. This thing will preach (hint hint):
Proverbs 16:32 "Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city."
How many times have you wanted something really bad?? You wish it could be now! You don't want to wait. You don't want to slow down. This proverb reminds us of the power of patience. If you will just be patient and control your spirit, God will do His thing! Your patience is stronger than your strength! Wait. Hold on.
Remember, people (of course people other than you) are slow to hear God and even slower to respond. Things take time. It is amazing when we decide to slow down and give it (whatever it is...financial, relational, etc.) a week, a month or even a year!
There is power in patience. I have seen this in my own life in the last few months. Better is a patient man than one who takes a city. Chew on that.