Easy advice to give when one is not in a position of waiting. These two words have been spoken, or implied, several times in the last few weeks. They irritate me like a thorn in my side.
The refinance on the house now reaching its 6th week. We’re working on it, we’ve been assured. They aren’t the ones crossing fingers, praying it comes through before our October 1st payment is due.
My husband trained on a new job, but can’t start until paperwork is completed. Don’t know when completion is expected…we’ll call when it’s all settled.
A lead on a better paying position came up and he provided the information they asked for. These things take time.
Another opportunity he followed up on was met with the familiar suggestion: be patient.
Patience isn’t my strong suit under normal circumstances, but right now, the uncertainty heightens my awareness of my absent patience. I try to remind myself that we aren’t living frivolously and things will work out. They always do. I did some research and reading about what the Bible says about patience. There are many verses. I get the idea that perhaps this is something God really wants me learn. Here are two of my favorites.
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)
And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
My goal this coming week is not to ask my husband any variation of, “well, have you heard anything yet?”
Man, this is going to be difficult 🙂
Have a beautiful week!