2.01.2010

Love Is Patient...


Love is patient...

For me personally, this is one of the hardest aspects of love to live out daily. I am not a very patient person....are you shocked? Until the last few years or so I thought I was the most patient person ever. I would always say things like "Oh, I am a really patient person!" Saying you are patient and then acting very impatient in front of everyone in your daily life...that is very much so embarrassing. I never saw this in myself...this extreme impatience towards things in life, until God revealed it to me. He spoke and said: "Daughter, you are struggling to be patient. Are you showing others my love for you in your daily impatience...that you so often show outwardly?" OUCH! Major sting!

My being impatient and snippy, not wanting to wait for anyone or anything was shown outwardly...and people noticed? It kills your witness to be outwardly impatient and whiny....who wants to emulate the life of a bratty whiny young woman? I know of no one that would want to be like that! Isn't is great when the Lord reveals things to us, places a mirror in front of our faces, or smacks us over the head with a Holy 2x4? God had a lot of work to do in me as a young woman years ago, as far as patience was concerned....patience was waiting for me to be patient. Patience is patient!?!? *laughter, and a brobdingnagian smile emerges on my face*

So how does patience apply to love though....? The way I see it is in the simple things that patience transforms love into...

Patience...
I see sitting and listening to your parents when they are truly trying to impart wisdom to you, and you are fighting the urge to go elsewhere in your mind, but you actually sit and listen...not only do you listen, but you actually hear them! That honoring of your parents to be patient, and not quick to shut them out....all transfers into your love shown towards them.

Patience...
I struggled with being patient, waiting and praying for my future boyfriend. God has blessed me with a wonderful God-fearing young man to love and to love me in my life! I waited so long, so patiently for him. Try 20 years of patient waiting! I cannot tell you how many times I sat in my room alone crying, crying out to my Abba saying: "Father God why do I have to be all alone...why is there no one in my life to love with all of my heart? Why are you allowing me to go through life this long all alone without a boyfriend? Will there ever be a guy for me?" Then my prayer for patience began to change into: "Lord, my God you are all I need. You are my everything! Lord I will worship and love you while I am waiting for my future BF/Husband. Help me to use my time of singleness to honor you and to advance your kingdom!"


God has brought me love through my patience. So if you, like me, also struggle with waiting and being patient in your life...give it over to God. Be patient in whatever season He has placed you in at the moment (Ecclesiastes 3:1.) I want you to know that love is patient....it waits on God, and it waits on others even when we DON'T want to...it waits for that special someone that He has waiting for you too! Stop and think. Stop and Pray. Stop and remember to be patient. Patience is love...and true love is patient. "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." (Ephesians 4:2)

"If God brings you to it, He will get you through it!"
-Daughter of the King


3 comments:

  1. I too used to think I had patience. Then I had children. I was patient because I did what I wanted to do when I wanted to do and noone bothered me! I'm still learning patience and probably always will....I really enjoyed your blog today! You are a gifted writer, something I did not know about you...

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  2. Hey,
    So I know you posted this forever ago, but I saw it in you're sidebar, this post is a great illustration, and I can definitely relate to it. Great post, Love it! Thank God Love is Patient! :-)

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