Yesterday I wrote about ‘goals’ and how we all need to focus on the same goal or no-one end up achieving anything of worth. Unfortunately achieving worthwhile goals usually takes time, planning and patience. If your goals didn’t take time to achieve then they probably aren’t goals, they are just things we want to get done, hence ‘Goals require Patience’
I am the most impatient man in the world, just ask my wife. I want things to get done now, I hate to wait. If someone doesn’t have the job done in the time I decide is adequate, I just do it myself and get angry at them.
The word ‘Patience’ comes from two words ‘Passion’ and ‘Long’, to sustain passion for a long time is ‘Patience’.
To achieve goals we must continue in patience, sustain our passion for a long time. For me as a man who hates to wait, who just does it himself if others take too long, who has ideas and finds a way to make it happen now instead of waiting for approval, it is a really hard road to achieving my goals. If I had patience, my goals would have time to grow and they would mean far more to me when they finally come to light.
Without patience and perseverance, your goals will diminish, as your passion dies out.
‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’ Galatians 6:9 NIV
‘Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others’.Colossians 3:12-13 NLT
Just a Thought