Patience is a virtue.

I’ve known this phrase since young but never really placed much thought into it or felt deeply as to how much it could mean. Lately, i’ve been wanting or hoping for certain things to happen in my life. Been praying, fasting, asking and just doing whatever I can to find out more about why things aren’t turning out the way i’m trying to get things to be.

Whilst talking to my mum recently, she reminded me of this phrase. And told me that since young i’ve always struggled with patience. Being too impatient. Not being able to wait for my Christmas gifts and asking to see them in advance, or asking my parents to buy me something earlier on in the year (telling them that this item can be my Christmas gift).

Being young, you sometimes want things to happen quick. To happen now. Right now. But good things come to those who wait isn’t it?

I was reminded of patience again during my daily devotion/quiet time today. It was based of these verses.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

What I want to look at today is how God seeks to bring us to maturity by building patience into our lives. If there is one thing I have learned in my Christian walk, it is that God is not in as much of a hurry as I am!

God is willing to wait for the perfect time, just so His plans can have the perfect outcome it deserves. Shouldn’t I learn from that?

These past 3 years, i’ve been consciously working on my faith. Trying to grow it. To develop mountain-moving faith. To be able to be able to take that leap of faith to trust God that He has the best and perfect plan for me, whether it be Medicine or not. My faith has grown tremendously and I really thank God for that. I think it is time for me to shift my focus now, and start working on developing my patience.

Be patient, young one. Patience is a virtue. Give it time. A seed when planted does not show immediate external growth and change. But there are unseen changes. Things are developing inside. With time and patience, it will grow into a tall, strong Oak tree that will be able to withstand even the fiercest storms and winds.

I’ve learned that it’s not a straight road to the top, and there are going to be setbacks along the way. You have to be patient, and you have to keep believing in what you’re doing. And keep believing in yourself, no matter what is happening. And then eventually you’ll get there.

Eugenie Bouchard

Thanks for reading guys, always appreciate your support.

Yours,

Paul Chong

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