James 5:7-8 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.
I imagine most people could use some help in the area of patience. I know it’s a big struggle of mine.
During a Beth Moore study I did earlier this year, I realized that when I hastily wish for Jesus to return sooner rather than later, I am being incredibly selfish.
Because if he were to come today, there would still be loads of people who never even got the chance to know about him. Some who had never even heard his name. Never had a chance to decide if they wanted to entrust their lives to him or not. And still others who had heard and rejected him. But, perhaps, would come back to him if only they had more time to realize that life without him was not a life worth living.
It seems to be a fine line. Remembering that we are not of this world, but still making the most of our time while we are here. Keeping eternal things in mind, and yet not just pining away for the day we will spend eternity in heaven.
Wow! This is probably the shortest post I’ve ever written in my life. I think it’s because writing daily for the 31 days is using up my million words a day (or however many words a day it is that the typical female says in a day).