Seeking patience….Now!

They say that patience is a virtue. I’m not sure who “they” are, but if indeed it is a virtue, it is one that I seem to have in short supply. This is not a secret to those who know me well. As a matter of fact, I am sure that at least three or four of the people reading this started smiling and nodding their head in agreement as soon as they read the first few lines.

This week has been a particularly difficult test of my patience. I have always struggled with impatience. I say “struggled” because I really have tried to work at becoming more patient. It is just one of the childish characteristics that I didn’t seem to grow out of. That doesn’t mean that I’m not still working on it. I strive each day to be more patient.

I am not alone in my lack of patience. It seems like the entire world is growing more impatient. Each advance in technology seems to enable the world to move at a quicker and quicker pace. As the pace of the world increases, the patience of it’s population decreases. We live in a world today where instant gratification is not only expected but demanded.

They say that patience is a virtue. I think “they” are right. So, in spite of my own tendencies and the growing impatience of the world around me, I will continue to strive to become more patient. I will strive to have greater faith in my Heavenly Father’s plan for me. I will strive to have greater faith in His timing. I will make a greater effort to “be still” and know that He is God….

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2 Responses to Seeking patience….Now!

  1. Rose says:

    Personal patience aside, I believe you are right about the direction the world is taking. Remember when you mailed a letter and didn’t expect to get a reply for at least a couple or three weeks?


  2. Palak says:

    The generation after “Generation X”.. the generation of the 80’s/90’s so to speak.. my generation.. is known as “Generation Now”..

    Instant gratification.. I use this term to describe what I see of our current society often.. and as you mention.. each modern advancement seems to be simply a faster way to do something..

    Faster and easier.. that’s what everyone wants

    Cell phones.. because we couldn’t wait to get home to call.. faster and faster internet speeds.. because 10 seconds to load a page is WAY to long.. DRIVE throughs for EVERYTHING.. because getting out to walk is to time consuming.. streaming movies to our TV because the movie store is to far away.. Escalators and elevators because stairs are to slow… Microwaves for everything because an oven is to slow.. almost every piece of electrical technology in our lives is merely to make something faster and easier than a previous invention..

    Patience is healthy for us both physically and mentally ;)


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