A Little Patience, A Lot of Faith

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

The other day I cam across the video above, and it really hit home for me. Of course, going through infertility is a big lesson of patience. But it isn’t just about IF. Its about so much more of our life’s journey.

When I was single, I hated it! But God clearly told me He had a different plan for my life then. I knew he’d provide, but boy did I hate waiting! Don’t we all? Why is it that we often give our friends and families pardons if we have to wait on something, but with God, we often lose all patience? It seems ironic that the One who will bless us most and who knows best for our lives, is the one we have the least amount of patience with.

I’m learning a lot during this phase of my life. I’m learning that God is faithful, and will continue to be faithful. But what I need doesn’t have to come in my timing, but in His perfect timing. I’m trying to learn to find joy and peace where God has me/us at this very moment. And through it all, I’m hoping to fall in love with Him more and more everyday! I don’t want to walk through the “motions” that so many Christians go through. Its not just about church on Sunday morning to get my check mark for the week or praying for my meal before I eat. Its not doing good deeds to find favor with God. I want to have a deep, deep love for my Father, my Maker, my Savior. And in His perfect timing, and in His perfect way, He will pour out blessings upon blessings.

~Emily~

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