Daily Delight

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Patience is a virtue. I have heard this my entire life. Mainly because I am not a patient person. I try to be, but the excitement of what's next or me yearning for where I think I should be always wins out. 

The Bible is full of times where God is having someone be patient. Just because God promises something doesn't mean that it is going to happen instantly. Many biblical figures had to patiently wait for God's promises, and usually what they were waiting on was a lot bigger than anything on which I wait. Take Abraham for example. He had to wait years for God's promise of Isaac. 

And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. - Hebrews 6:15 (KJV)

Abraham wasn't patient the entire time he waited, but he still waited for many years. In fact, as the verse above points out, he didn't just wait... he endured. 

I will eventually obtain the great things God has planned me. I may have to endure some things I'd rather not and I will definitely have to be patient, but in the end, I would rather patently wait on what God has for me rather than immediately get what anyone else can offer. 


About the Author

Jenna Whalen≫ ≫Jenna is a 24 year old working for the Indiana CPA Society doing volunteer communication and planning events. Graduating with a Communications degree, she never imagined she'd be working for a CPA Society, but God had different plans for her and she happily followed where he led. She lives in Indianapolis and enjoys exploring all hidden gems the city holds. She loves to read, owns too many pair of shoes, never  turns down chips and salsa, and will find any excuse to wear a flower crown. Jenna is forever thankful for God's grace and his patience with her while she navigates life in her twenties. You can follow along with her adventures atjennakwhalen.wordpress.com.


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