There is a patience that we need with God. God requires constancy in what you are doing for Him. Impatience disrupts the work of God in the lives of his people.Impatience can cause a person to make avoidable mistakes. There is a patience that we must allow for God to do all that He intends to do in us, with us and through us. You can’t write all the books that God has placed in your spirit in one year; that is not possible so you need to exercise patience.
There are some things that I believe you did five years ago, that if you will do them now, most likely you will do them better. There are some of the books that I have written that now when I read them, I want to re-write them. Just as people must be patient with us we must be patient with God also.
The words patience, longsuffering and endurance are triplets of the same father. You need longsuffering with people; you need endurance when you are dealing with the devil while patience is what you need when you are dealing with God. The Bible says you have need of patience after you have done the will of God. Not before but after, so that you can obtain what He promised. Have you done the will of God? Stand and stand therefore! Having done all, the Bible says stand now and that “stand” may take you ten years. What is the all that God is asking you to do? What is the all that you know, that is right and that is required of you to do? Having done all is about doing what is legitimately possible for you to do. God is never asking you to do what is impossible for you to do! Patience is waiting for the salvation of the Lord.
As a child of God, keep using your small days to develop stamina for the long distance. Whatever God allows you to do is a long distance race. After you receive the calling and start, you must settle down to a long distance trip. Immature people always want to arrive too soon because to them success is a destination. To the mature, success is not a destination but an unfolding journey and even when you think you have gotten to the place of arrival, God many times says you are just starting. So be patient and keep giving your all, keep sowing seed and keep putting out your best. May you have sufficient patience in this New Year to step into all that the father has prepared for you in Jesus’ name.
Rev. Olusola Ayodele Areogun is an ordained minister of the Gospel. He serves the will of God in this generation as Author, Teacher, Church Planter and Mentor of Leaders for the next generation with varied ministerial exposure and experience. He also serves as a father and cover to many up and coming ministries.