Patience – oooh, tough word. If you’re anything like me, my patience fruit isn’t too ripe on the spiritual vine. Whether it’s waiting on contest results, an editor’s response, or the first copies of your published novel – patience isn’t always the most glamorous – or easy reaction.
But even in those things, God is working in us the fruit of patience – to be more like Christ. Hey, God never said it’d be easy, right? 🙂
for those of us who are unpublished, we wait for the time when our ‘call’ comes. Of course, we’ve already received the call to be writers, but it might be a long journey to the CALL for publication. Patience may not be easy, but if we mix the first 3 with the last one, patience isn’t as inconceivable. It’s part of the process of writing and is a requirement for publication…and living
Colossians 1: 10-12
“And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.”