Reason # 12: You can count it all joy because your patience has benefits.

People are in a hurry and patience is a fruit that nobody wants to bear! Yet James 1:4 (NKJV) says that we are to let patience do a perfect work in us. Cultivating the fruit of patience seems to be part of God’s plan for our spiritual growth and development. Ouch!

I have to admit that the word patience can conjure up thoughts of pain and long……. suffering! However, I have learned over the years that waiting on the Lord is never a state of inactivity. This a time of seeking wisdom, receiving instruction and doing what you know to do in the natural.

*Waiting on God’s timing with a grateful heart will build strength and endurance. Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

*Waiting puts you in a position to inherit the promise and can be an example for others to follow Hebrews 10:36 (NKJV)

* Waiting on the Lord can keep you from making the wrong decision and ending up with an Ishmael.

I Will Wait

Lord, in patience I will wait on You,

For wisdom to know when and what to do.

Lord, in patience I will wait on You,

With a confident trust;

That You will see me through!

Lord, in patience I will wait on You,

For the path that is before me;

I am not able to see.

Lord, in patience I will wait on You,

For Your spiritual timing and fulfillment;

I believe I will see!

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