September 11, 2016

How Patience Leads to Miracles

The above PowerPoint slide is inspired by my Google+ friend, Becky Thigpen. She gave me permission to use her wonderful ideas about how patience is the beginning of the road to miracles. Let’s explore the viewpoints of two other close friends of mine:

Carol Graham

This survivor of a lifetime of trauma suggests that hope is all we have to hang onto. It’s difficult to be patient when our feelings want things to happen now. We must dig deeper than our surface emotions.

Ruth Acland

This friend of decades shared how instructors in her Tae Kwon Do studio have overcome many obstacles through persistence:
  • Bilateral knee replacements
  • Injured hamstring

Quotes on Patience

Please note: I have re-worded all anonymous quotes. Celebrity quotes are indicated.

“Just because something hasn’t happened up until now doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future.”
“Patience is keeping a good attitude while you’re waiting for a breakthrough.”
“Patience highlights the fact that things don’t always go according to our timeline.”
“Today’s situation is not your final destination.”
“Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.”—British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”—Author Leo Tolstoy
“Patience is not the ability to wait but how you’ll act while you’re waiting.”—Bible teacher, Joyce Meyer
“For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not have, we wait for it patiently.”—Romans 8:24, 25 (NIV)

My Conclusion

Patience is not just about passively waiting. It’s closely related to hope. After all, if we don’t believe in a brighter future, how can we endure our current trials? Patience is looking beyond the obstacles of yesterday and today. Our challenges may seem huge, but we can take steps to conquer them little by little.

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