SUNDAY, 11TH NOVEMBER, 2018.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “THE COST OF IMPATIENCE IS MORE THAN THE COST OF PATIENCE”
ANCHOR TEXT: “People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction”
1 Timothy 6:9.
Patience and impatience are all about setting our priorities right. Many times, we live in such a way that we rush to do things because we are too conscious of lost time. We get frustrated when things do not get done on time or when someone delays us. Every minute count in our lives but what matters most is really what counts in our lives. Impatience has always been a snare to human lives. The syndrome of getting it done quickly has been a thorn in the flesh of this present generation. In the real sense, impatience does nothing to help get things done, but does a lot in causing harm. It has sent many to untimely grave. It has crippled destinies, landed some in the prison, rendered many homeless, ruined many marriages and so on. Everybody wants to get there as fast as possible but they have forgotten that there is time for everything: ‘to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Do not run ahead of your set time, wait patiently for God’s timing. Of what importance is running fast towards the wrong direction. Do not be like the prodigal son who impatiently demanded for independence. If not for God’s mercy, he would have died ridiculously. (more…)