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