In a world where everything is literally available at our fingertips - from apps that allow you to bypass the line and quickly pickup your food, drink, and grocery, to the delivery systems provided by companies like Amazon that can provide any product within a day - has caused us to become impatient beings.
The absence of patience has fashioned an involuntarily life of always being in a rush. So it’s not unusual for us to react when we don’t get the results we want right away.
I was very presumptuous when I considered myself as a patient person. I always thought that if my response to any situation wass with patience, I must be a patient person. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yet patience is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) and like all fruit, it develops over a period of time. It’s like planting a seed - there is a process involved in tilling the soil, planting the seed, watering and fertilizing, and waiting for it to germinate to fruition.
So when my patience was really tested, I inflicted doubt in my ability and Faith in Gods provision.
It was through much hardship and prayer that I realized patience is about constantly doing everything you can (while maintaining a good attitude) and being patient about the results.
As the trial we face is the key to growth. Patience is the key to Faith. Therefore, it is the combination of faith and patience that provides us with an enticing guarantee that will release provision at the required time.
Mother Teresa exemplified this well when she said "Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less."