Impatience

by Berni Dymet                      

Psalm 146:1, 7-8 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! ... The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.

I'm a naturally impatient person.  I'm someone who thinks quickly, and acts quickly, and walks quickly…..it's the underbelly of an ability to get things done….well, quickly.

I spent half a lifetime being impatient.  And it's still something that I have to work at every day.  So I'm something of an expert in this field.

And what I can tell you is, it ruins your life.  On the one hand, impatience destroys relationships.  It does.  And on the other, it robs us of peace and joy.  It's like a personal prison.

So it really struck me when I read that one of the fruits of a relationship with Jesus is patience…..

And as I've pursued that in my life, just quietly having a relationship with Jesus, praying , and  letting Him somehow guide me through the day, what I've discovered, is that day by day, He's setting me free.

He's busy breaking the shackles.  But then.  I shouldn't be surprised.  After all, in His own words…."He came to set the captives free." 

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