Patience is a word I don’t like.
I want things to happen – now. I want people to get behind my ideas – now. I want God to work in the lives of my friends – now.
Recently, I was twice reminded of my desire for relationships to work on my timetable. A few years back I met a young man who grew up in Acton and actually became a Christian while at Twyford. After reconnecting with him on Twitter, I suggested we get together for coffee. “Yea – that would be great he responded! But I’m busy right now, how about next month?”
I’ve also become friends with a young couple who live in Shepherd’s Bush as we both volunteer with a local homeless project. After talking with Josephine, I invited them over for dinner. Again – “Great but we’re busy now, how about next month?”
Twice in one week, I was put on hold. Go away for a month. A month! Don’t these people know that I have an agenda! Yes, I have an agenda but God has an agenda as well.
And His agenda and his timetable as not always the same as mine.
Patience – a word I’m slowly learning to embrace.