Does wisdom require patience?

Throughout my life, I have come to a place where I had to make a decision. Naturally, I'm sure you have been in this place too. Often times, I have not been sure about the thing I should do or the words that I should say.  If I am to be completely honest with you, at moments where I am full of emotions, I don't want to wait or take my time.  I get rather antsy... I want to hurry up and make a decision or say something. I have come to realize that the wise are patent because they wait to hear wisdom speak.  When we move or act hastly, we are unable to hear wisdom clearly because we are acting out of our own wills and thoughts. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it. ~Proverbs 8:33 When we decide to turn from our own wills and thoughts, we turn from pride and arrogance.  We turn from evil and perverse things.  By turning from that which God hates, evil and perverse things, we turn to God.  By turning to God we turn to wisdom. I wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion.  The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.  ~Proverbs 8:12, 13 This seems so simple, but it is harder to … [Read more...]

10 Affirmations of Patience

There are times in life when we have to wait and it is HARD. There are two ways that waiting can be done. It can be don't with or without patience. Sometimes we have to encourage ourselves and that is what affirmations are for. Here are 10 affirmations of patience. Say these out loud. 1. I am as the seed in good soil. I am a person who, hearing the Wod, holds it fast in a just, noble, virtuous, and worthy heart. I steadily bring forth fruit with patience. (From Luke 8:15) 2. If I hope for what I still have not seen, I wait for it with patience and composure. (From Romans 8:25) 3. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day long. (From Psalm 25:5) 4. I will let purity and uprightness keep me, for I wait on You, Lord. (From Psalm 25:21) 5. Because I wait on the Lord, my strength is renewed; I will mount up with wings as eagles; I shall run and not be weary; I will walk and not faint. (From Isaiah 40:31) 6. I will remember not to be unruly. I will comfort the faint-hearted, support the weak, and be patient toward all. (From 1 Thessalonians 5:14) 7. I will be patient until the coming of the Lord. … [Read more...]