Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fruits of the Spirit Friday—Patience

 

Teach us o Lord, the disciplines of patience for to wait is often harder than to work.

Peter Marshall

I am working very hard to develop patience.  It is the hardest discipline for me to master.  I want the dishes washed 20 minutes ago.  I want that new book now—never mind it will probably be on sale tomorrow.

I see people waiting patiently in line at the grocery store while I am fidgeting, and tapping my foot.  I can’t even wait for food to heat in the microwave so sometimes I am eating cold leftovers.

I think the root of this problem of mine comes from my desire to control.  I am trying to do my best and let God handle the rest.

Are you impatient?  What are ways you have developed to deal with this issue?