Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Boy did I see this on in action yesterday.
We got to the dorms to load Anneka up at 7:30 am. The only problem was, we couldn't. Too much going on and she wasn't ready. So we had to wait until the 12:00 show to see her on stage. Then we got to see her for about 3 minutes after that. Wait until 2:10 when the last show was over, and she was finally all ours! Except we had to go and pack up her dorm room. Her and 168 other dancers - CHAOS! Clean the room, inspect the room, hug every person you met for the last three weeks. (Anneka, not me.) Pictures, pictures, and more pictures!! Stand in line to sign out. Go to the car. Dodge three cars that tried to run over me. (No joke.)
You could hear the impatience in the room. "Hurry up!" "We've got to go!" "Why I I have to wait in line?" "Who thought this was a good idea?" "I'm going to write someone an email about this?"
Patience isn't just about having the grit to get through the tough the tough times. It's about seeing you through the temptations that would lead you to anger. Think of patience as a pill you take every morning that keeps you out of trouble. Most of the time you need patience for just a few seconds. The time you need to stop and make a better decision. So today - have a little patience.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I am going to practice the patience you have given me today. AMEN