So often we want a fast return on our investment. Digital technology has spoiled us by fast moving information and ordering. But let us not forget that patience is a fruit of the Spirit!
Many of us need to work on our patience especially with one another.
Luke 8:15 But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.
These were the words of Jesus speaking to the disciples. Anything that Jesus said we need to pay special attention to! God doesn’t care that we live in a digital, fast-paced world. He said long ago that we are not supposed to be of this world.
As Godly leaders we are called to sow. And once we sow we have to have patience as God waters it. It will grow in His timing. And it will be worth the wait because the fruit will be amazing!
Instead of running around and always multi-tasking we are called to focus. We need to look for where the good soil is, prepare the ground, then sow the seed. And after we sow we need to take time to rest and refuel.
Have you ever considered how much patience God has for us? And His love never waivers! That is such an incredible gift! It’s when we focus and take time to rest that we can appreciate how kind God is.
Sowing can be very hard work! And when we take our time to do it properly we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor. But fruit doesn’t appear the day after the seed is sown. We have to have confidence in our sowing ability so we can be at peace during our rest and have patience until the fruit appears.
Patience is a fruit of the Spirit because it shows how mature our faith is. When patience comes easy it means we have a solid trust in God. We know that in His perfect timing the fruit can be enjoyed so we wait with excitement and anticipation for that fruit to appear. When you know the wait will be worth it, patience is, and can be, joyful.
What have you sown and walked away from because you lost patience? It’s not too late to revisit it.
God has more patience with us than we could possibly imagine!