The Danger of Impatience

The Danger of Impatience

Impatience can get us into a lot of trouble. You see the house you want to buy but you don’t have the income for it. You keep looking at it and decide if you just tighten up in a number of other areas of your life. You might be able to afford it. You want it so bad you are wiling to get a thirty year loan at a high interest rate to purchase it. The deal is made, your indulgence is gratified, and you are in your dream house. Then reality hits and you have other things that musty be paid for. You weren’t expecting the doctor bills, you didn’t think about the cost of living going up. You are so restricted financially that you and your spouse are constantly fighting about money. The dream house is becoming a nightmare that you are stuck with because you were impatient.  

You are a single lady and don’t want to be an old maid who never marries. So you give of yourself to the first guy who shows you some attention. You lower your standards and either marry someone who does not have the same moral values you have or you get pregnant out of wedlock. Your impatience has brought you unnecessary heartache. The consequence of your impatience is always greater than the gratification of your impatience.
 
Impatience can cause us to take shortcuts that require us forfeiting our integrity. Impatience can cause us to use unethical means to get gain. Impatience is what stirs road rage. Impatience behavior from the past is why a lot of people are living like paupers today. Impatience is why many people are slaves to their lender. Impatience is why many people quit good jobs!  
 
Impatience is why a lot of Christians bail out on God during tribulation. They want a quick fix even if it is carnal. Impatience is why people won’t wait on God to renew their strength. Impatience is why the church has lost its power in the world!   Impatience is evidence of unbelief. Impatience always cost more than its worth. Impatience will always cause you to act contrary to the will of God.   Sarah had her husband go into Hagar because she was impatient about God’s promise. Rebecka would deceive Isaac because she was impatient. Moses would spend forty years of his life on the back side of the desert because of his impatience.  
 
Somethings take time, you can’t rush the washing machine or the dryer. They have to run their course. We can’t microwave good character. A microwave is fine in some cases but it’s not the best way to prepare a meal. God’s timing is as important as his plan. God uses troubles to grow us and use us. Don’t get impatient but wait on the Lord! Nobody has ever regretted waiting on the Lord! Ask Joseph, ask Job.
 
My brethren count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire wanting nothing. James 1:2-4

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