I hate waiting. I'm not a patient person. I'm waiting for paperwork to move through so I can go get my baby girl in China. I want my baby girl now! I'm waiting for the scales to go down faster. I want these 23 lbs. gone now! I'm waiting for my children to clean up after themselves without being reminded. I want these clothes/these toys/these dishes picked up now! God knows I hate waiting. He knows I'm not a naturally patient person. So why does He make me wait?
Romans 8:24-25 "...But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not have, we wait for it PATIENTLY."
2 Corinthians 6:6 "We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our PATIENCE, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love."
Galatians 5:22-23 "But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, PATIENCE, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
Colossians 3:12 "Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and PATIENCE."