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Patience

I talk all the time about slowing down and eliminating the need to hurry. I think it’s something we’re all working on, but it’s never easy when it’s forced upon you.


During my morning commute, I was at a standstill in traffic because of a train stalling.


I was legitimately forced to stop and slow down.


I could have gotten mad. I could have honked my horn and thrown my hands up in the air in frustration. I could have tried to avoid the situation all together and go around the train.


But I chose something that is so often lost in today’s world.


Patience.


It’s not easy.


There’s nothing I could do to change the circumstance I was in, so I might as well take this time to stop and breathe. To stop and pray. To stop and be thankful.


The Bible tells us to be slow to anger, and that patience offers great understanding.


Maybe you’re waiting for God to answer a prayer or waiting for something big to happen in your life.


I challenge you to be patient. Stop and listen. Wait on the Lord. He is near, always.


Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. -Proverbs 14:29

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