I want it now

YieldPsalm 46:10
Be still and know that I am God…

“I want it now!” Has there ever been a time in your life when that was your cry? Well maybe it has been since you were a child that you actually cried out, I want it now! However, as an adult maybe those are words you do not allow in your vocabulary…

As for me, I may not have said those words out loud because after all that would appear a little immature. Right? Although I have mustered up enough self-restraint not to yell those words out loud, at times the thought of I want it now attempts to run rampant through the corridors of my mind.

I am so grateful for the truth of God’s Word.  Particularly, 2 Corinthians 10:5 because this verse lets me know that I can take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. Also, Proverbs 18:21 says that I have power in the words I speak. Here are some words of wisdom… never try to replace a thought with another thought. Instead speak truth out of your mouth because it makes your mind stop and listen…

Patience is a virtue…

Have you ever had someone remind you, gently of course, that patience is a virtue? The person was probably attempting to get you to change whatever behavior you were exhibiting at the moment. Virtue can be defined as morally good behavior or character; a good and moral quality, the good result that comes from something. Patience is not only a good behavior, but it is also the good result that comes from something.  That something I am referring to is yielding to the Father and His will for your life.

I can look back over my life and see specific instances where I wanted something to happen so bad. In other words, I was being impatient. At the time I thought it was just what I needed or desired. However, in hindsight, I am so thankful that what I thought I wanted or needed did not happen for me.  I would have been miserable or worse yet not able to fulfill the good plans that God has for my life.

Our pastor sometimes says delay is not necessarily denial… I want to change that statement just a bit and say, “Delay is not necessarily denial, but in many instances it can be for your protection.” There is something that happens when we wait on God, when we are patient with His timing.  The Word says that when we let patience work in us then we will become perfect (mature), complete and lacking nothing.

Psalm 27:13 says, I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”  Do you want to see God’s goodness in your life? Do you want to arrive at the place where you lack nothing? Then allow patience to work in your life, just be still… Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Remember to be REAL…