Patience

Patience………
As many that know me well, know that patience is not one of my virtues.  Last May, I woke up to get ready to head to Phoenix to see my son’s and their family.  My flight on American Airlines was scheduled to 11:10.  However, I arrived at MSP airport two hours early as scheduled only to find out the plane was delayed.   The plane had arrived the night before and there was an issue with the breaks which they had to order a part for.   The ‘new ‘time of departure was 12:30, then it became 3:00. Then 1:30 and then it was 2:30.  I wished I lived closer to the airport so I could have gone home but with all of the changes, that probably wouldn’t have mattered.  Thank goodness for the Internet, my cell phone, nice conversations with others waiting to head to Phoenix, the time hasn’t been as bad as it could have been.  But then – ask me in an hour if we still haven’t left yet. 

As I think about the time I have spent here at the airport, I am surprised at myself for not getting crazy frustrated with sitting here.   I’ve been able to get some blogging done, visit on the phone with friends I haven’t talked to in a while and just sit back and people watch. 

My reflection is, what am I learning from this?  I’ve been thinking lately about what God is trying to say to me.  What direction am I going in?  Am I going in the right direction?  Am I hearing what God is saying?  Am I doing what God would have me to do?   I’m finding that I am in the time of my life where I sense I am where HE would have me to be and I’m enjoying that more than I could ever imagine.  

Earlier this year I was feeling that things were happening so fast and I wasn’t sure I was listening.  
I’ve been able to sort things out, regroup and feel that I am listening to Gods direction and finding myself so excited to see where He is taking me.  I’m able to let go of some things and allow others to take over.  I love seeing other’s grow in Him also and watch them being led in the direction of where He would have them be.  I love to follow God’s direction to encourage these precious people in my life.  Reminds me of Proverbs 19:11 which reads a person’s wisdom yields patience, it is one’s glory to overlook an offence. 
As I reflect on patience – lack of or allowing myself to be more patient, I’m able to sit back and wait for things to happen and see what He is doing in my life.  Putting it down on paper wheree I am in life and what God is doing in my life whether it’s big or small.   So perhaps I’ve leaned my lesson….   Maybe yes maybe no. As I finally boarded my flight, it seems patience has paid off.  It’s the little things in life for sure……  

What is it in your life that seems to hold you back?  Or is there anything holding you back?  Do you know what your direction is for your life?   What is your purpose with what you are going through? Often we just need to sit back and wait……  Not always an easy thing to do now is it?   But patience does work as a benefit for waiting for that answer to move forward for sure……  

Published by naomigerbs

My passion is helping widows live, heal, grow and in time thrive.

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