Do you pray for patience? For yourself? For others?
I learned a long time ago not to pray for patience. I prayed for it once and had to wait two years for what I had asked God to bring me. He has a way of teaching us patience!
This past Monday I started a new job. I love it, but as with any new job, there is a lot to learn. Thankfully, the staff is very patient, especially the person I work closest with, and they all realize it will take some time to know all that I need.
This got me thinking how impatient we are not only with others but also with ourselves. While it is a given coworkers need to have patience with new staff, we might not realize we need patience with ourselves perhaps even more.
I am the type of person who wants to get it and get it yesterday! But I have to slow down and take my time so that I learn things correctly.
I need patience directed toward myself and know I’ll get there one of these days.
May be tomorrow, next week, or next month, but…
I’ll get there!