7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door! 10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness. 11 Look at how we honor those who have practiced endurance. You have heard of the endurance of Job. And you have seen what the Lord has accomplished, for the Lord is full of compassion and mercy. 12 Most important, my brothers and sisters, never make a solemn pledge—neither by heaven nor earth, nor by anything else. Instead, speak with a simple “Yes” or “No,” or else you may fall under judgment. (James 5:7-12, CEB)
I have a hard time waiting for things. I see something I want and I want it now.
this makes me think of one of my daughters, well two of my daughters. One is just like me impulsive and sees something and wants it and really doesn’t wait on it and when she has the money she buys it. Another daughter asked for something for her and her best friend and it was just a little too expensive, so we kept watching it and seeing if we could find a deal and after about a year or more of her asking for this item, she said, I’m buying the thing for me and my friend. I have wanted them for a long time and that has not changed and I have the money. She was right. She had the money saved, so she bought them. She waited and her desire didn’t change. She persisted in looking for a deal and didn’t find it.
She is like a farmer that waits for rain and then sets up irrigation.
We all need to be tenacious like this. Wait on the Lord. The Lord will always follow through on promises.
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