Patience is not my strong suit, and when I run out of patience, which is relatively quickly, I pace. I don’t know about you but I am ready for the elections to be held tomorrow, or next Saturdays’ game can start tomorrow. I don’t care which one happens just so one or the other happens tomorrow, better still yet today. Of course the football hurry up offense fits me best. I am not a fan of baseball either, too slow, by the way who won the world series, better yet who was playing? Guess there are more folks like me, I read where they are working on an aircraft the will take passengers from London to New York city in 1/2 hour, yep you read it right 1/2 hour, 7643 miles per hour. I would guess those that have little patience for long flights can hardly wait.
Several years ago we produced a poster called “Polar Patience”. It was one of my favorites. Guess it spoke to me more than some of the other posters. The Bible passage we used with the photo comes from Psalm 37:7a, NIV, “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him”. There are many passages in the Bible that speak to the issue of patience, being still, waiting patiently but the one that rattles around in my brain when I start that pacing mode comes from Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” I doubt that God will “rush” the football season any, it’s just tough when your team is 9-0 and you are hoping they reach that perfect 12-0 record. I also doubt the elections will get here any sooner than next November so I’ll skip the prayer request and just pace.