Patience is the Key

Hey y’all!

I was reading in the book of Genesis recently about Joseph and what he’s been through. Not only was he falsely accused and betrayed by his family but he really relied on his faith in God to get him through.

If you’re unfamiliar with the story of Joseph, basically, he was the favorite child of his father Jacob (Israel). When he was 17 years old, he had two dreams in which his brothers were bowing down to him. As you can imagine, this didn’t sit well with them. They originally planned on killing him but after their oldest brother convinced them not to kill him, they decided to sell him into slavery. Thinking they’d never see him again, they lied to their father and told him that he was killed. Some time later, he was falsely accused of attempted to rape his master’s wife and was imprisoned. Finally, he was released because he interpreted the Pharaoh’s dream. Eventually everything God showed him what would happen actually came to be. But it took like 20 years.

Something that stands out to me is Joseph’s good attitude in spite of all he went through and with his family. His faith never wavered. He was still obedient and never felt like God abandoned him. At the end of it all, he realized it was God’s hand in order to save people.

The got me thinking. How many times have I felt like giving up when things got bleak? It’s easy to want to give up when things are taking quite a while to happen. In the story of Joseph, again, he had the dream at 17 and it didn’t come into his life until 20 years later. 20 years!! He was almost 40! Can you just imagine how much faith that took? I know for me personally, I’m overly frustrated with how long things are taking for me to achieve the goals that I’ve wanted, which includes having a husband and children, living in a house with said family and just being secure in my career. I’m not there yet!

My life has not gone how I’ve planned it and to be honest, I have no idea what the future has in store for me. After graduating high school, I had this idea of how things would go but so far nope. It took me a long time to get my first kiss ever (18 years old), I got my license late (early twenties), graduated late, got into my career pretty late…I’m just a late bloomer and that’s not good at all.

How can we be more patient?

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Nessa D

For us, especially nowadays, we may be suffering very temporarily but we need to realize it will work out for God’s praise. We should focus on God’s promises for our lives because he never lies. He also never causes problems to happen, although he does allows circumstances to take place (think Job). While I’m waiting to be blessed with a husband (if that even happens…)


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