"Lord, give me patience - and now!"
This is, I must admit, something that I really struggle with. I don't know whether this is a side effect of the society that we find ourselves in - perhaps it goes with the fast food and email culture - but it really bugs me that so many people think you can pull the stops out and turn something around in no time at all.
It's funny, but when you do 'go the extra mile' for someone, they seem to think nothing of it.
And yet, when I ask for something to be done quickly, everyone seems to invariably drag their feet.
I've been reviewing the number of times I've blogged on 'patience' and find this in the tenth time I've done so over the last three years. Guess I'm not there yet on this one. Yet.
"God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction." - Richard Cecil
"Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself." - Saint Francis de Sales