I’m so Impatient, Lord

by Katherine Kehler

Daily devotionalBut when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us:  love, joy, peace, patience . . .” Galatians 5:22

Lately, I have noticed how impatient I am.  The other day, I was driving home—it was rush hour traffic and I planned to drive the back roads so I would miss the traffic, but there were police cars blocking them, so I had to drive the Highway, knowing full well that when I got to the intersection, I would have to wait for several light changes before I could make the left turn.  One light change, two light changes then three light changes and I was feeling very inpatient.  Then the thought came to my mind, “Does it really matter—in light of eternity?”  “Why don’t’ you pray for the people in the truck ahead of you?”

When I began to pray for the people in the truck ahead of me, the time went fast and soon I was able to make the left hand turn and was home in a few minutes.

Lord, when I think about it, I wonder why I was in such a hurry?  I don’t have kids waiting for me at home anymore.  I guess I am still habitually busy like I was when the children were still at home, when we had the farm, when our parents were sick, when we were in full time ministry, etc., etc.  But now my life has slowed down —I have more time to enjoy life —but sometimes I forget, Lord.  Slow me down Lord!  Help me be calm, relax and enjoy my day – my husband, my family, my friends, my neighbors, and the people I meet. I need the Holy Spirit to control my life and produce patience every moment of the day. Amen. http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/biblestudies/spiritfilledlife.htm

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3 Responses to I’m so Impatient, Lord

  1. Douglas R. Dawson says:

    what it all come down to is a whole lot of hurry,about a whole lot of nothing,Father God let me only be in a hurry to be with YOU LORD GOD.

  2. Stephen Bernard says:

    Thank you for the devotional. It’s eye-opening. Most of us used to hurrying up, even when we can slowdown, we forget and hurry on in vain.

    God bless you and keep you.

  3. joan visser says:

    Thanks for your helpful write up that I read today on patience. It was a good reminder to slow down and to apply our thoughts to more heavenly activities. I also tend to want to do everything at once and often achieving very little for my efforts. Patience is a gift that we need to pray for more often.

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