i've thought a lot about patience this morning and specifically, my lack of patience. i had one of those moments where i finally realized that the Lord might be trying to teach me something and i'm just now cluing in on the lesson. i'm a quick one, i tell you :). i heard Him speak to my heart this morning as i was praying. in the middle of my whining (you know, "Lord, why does it have to be so complicated, why am i having to wait on an answer, why aren't they just doing things MY WAY?") i heard Him speak to my heart and encourage me to learn from the time i'm going to spend waiting. instead of freaking out that i'm not "in control" of a situation perhaps i should learn to fully trust and rest in the One who is in control.
in a couple weeks, i have the privilege of teaching a lesson on the fruit of the Spirit to women at my friend, cari's church. this morning i also heard Him say that perhaps patience was a fruit that needed some cultivating in my own life. because, remember, i thought that i had that down. struggle with patience? not me. uh huh...i have so much to learn.
(and by the way, i can completely testify to the fact that when you wait on His timing and His plan, instead of forcing your own...it works out so much better.)