My Grammy is one smart lady. She knows the Lord well because she knows His Word well. She has often offered incredible wisdom to me and given me much to think about over the years. One of the most poignant statements she made to me was this, “Don’t ask for patience if you don’t want to have to use it.”
I wasn’t quite sure what she meant by that but the more I thought about it the more it began to sink in. If you ask the Lord for patience and then get frustrated when we get put in situations that require for us to use our new found patient attitude we don’t really want patience. What we really want is less situations that make us have to be patient.
So when you ask for patience expect for God to grant your wish and then provide wonderful opportunities for you to give Him glory through your patience, your gift from above.