Monday, February 11, 2013

More than this Monday: Patience

“The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.”
-Napoleon Bonaparte
The hardest thing for me to do is to wait and watch and do nothing. Though I am not impatient as a person if you meet me. I like to wait for hours, I can wait for almost anything, as I don't have preference on many things like taste, clothing, touring, reading, listening or any form of activity but when it comes to work and clarity of doing things I pretty much get impatient and I can't wait.
The first and most difficult virtue in following Christ I found is patience. I have waited a lot in search of this Truth, and this True God whom I know now and that is because of His grace and He chose me. Why its hard for me to wait. I like to work and to perform and get control over things like any normal person would do. But Why we have to wait? For what I must wait?  and why is it hard to wait? But we know Patience is one of the vital virtues of Christianity which we must posses. I have been patient to know His will and His calling for my life.I have been waiting from day one to know what must I do for him? Because before the journey began I was a wanderer but now I know where to go. Journey continues but still I don't know what exactly I have to do? Where I have to go I know but enduring the waiting period is really hard. Currently I feel like the Israelite in Egypt or maybe on the journey towards the promised land. At that time they really had nothing to do think of it there was a time when manna was provided from heaven, as I picture this what they must have been really doing in that particular time. I cannot imagine a day without work and they have to just believe. I recognize myself with them there was temptation to murmur and grumble among ourselves and to think to return to egypt. But God was teaching them to trust in Him in all the circumstance. Look at Moses and Joshua at contrast they were confident on the Living God they knew He is fulfilling the promise He made to their forefather Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They had trust on His power and His love. God was always with them. Therefore the journey may seem to be weary without action but at the end you must understand in all this journey God was the lead and He fought all the battles and obstacles until they entered the promise land. Should not we be like Moses and Joshua to trust in Him and His promises.

And I remember what God commanded Joshua at the time they were about to enter the promise land “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid;do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9. Amazing isn't it when you have the King of Kings and Lord of Lords leading you, do you not be discouraged, afraid or be weak and weary?
Are you also waiting for something?


  1. Very encouraging sushant, thanks for sharing your walk


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