The Glory of Waiting Patiently

Josh Laxton

Confession…I’m not the most patient person on planet earth. While I have grown in my patience over the years—thanks to the help of three children—I still have difficulty in practicing patience. Patience can be defined as “an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.” Wikipedia states the definition of patience as, “The state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on negative annoyance or anger.”

But to jump out on a limb, I don’t think I am the only one in our culture that finds patience difficult. In fact, I can go to the local grocery store or fast food place and point to the numerous cash registers or the two-lane drive-thrus that have been created for an impatient culture. If we have ever been to the doctor or dentist for a 9:30 appointment…

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