Each week I make a schedule for each day. During the week I add things to this schedule. It may only be an item or two each day, but I have a pretty solid week planned. Naturally these plans change as the week goes along. Things that are not done on Monday are moved to Tuesday and so forth. Friday comes and the list can be long, or like today short. I do have to make cup cakes for a Father/Daughter Tea at church tomorrow, but that won’t be a lot of work. I’m good with cake mixes. Sometimes I have to have patience when it comes to Friday.
See, I’m a procrastinator. I love to put things off. I am getting better, but I find myself going into the old habit from time to time. If I don’t want to see Friday’s schedule full of things to do, I need to pay attention to what I’m doing and get everything done. This takes patience. If everything can be accomplished on my list, I have a much more patient Friday.
We should all strive and pray for patience. God is so patient with us. When I think about His patience, I am embarrassed that I am lacking in that virtue. There is a peace that comes over me when I read His Word. I find I have more patience when I read what God says.
Each month our congregation studies at least one book of the Bible. If the book is short, we take two or three. This month we’re studying in Acts. Could we endure what the apostles did after Christ’s death? Would our patience run thin when we would be persecuted and sent to prison? We never see where Peter threw up his hands and said, “I can’t deal with you people anymore!” No, with patience he and the other apostles preached the simple gospel of Christ.
For the next week we should all work on more patience. Stop and think before you speak, or put your hands on the computer keys or cell phone keys. Show love to everyone, and remember we are children of God. Show Him you love Him.