Waiting versus Whacking

I am doing the bible study by Beth Moore called Living Beyond Yourself. In the lecture on patience Beth says that “Patience waits when it wants to whack.” Has she been peeking in my classroom? I thought I was a patient person until I began my first year of teaching. Now I am in my 8th year of teaching and I am still not as patient as I would like. In fact according to Beth again “Patience is just as much about us as it is about them.” It is called character building and it is inspired by mercy. Somehow my students are completing something that is lacking in me. How often I forget the mercy God has shown me time after time. God’s patience never ends. I am not there yet but hopefully getting closer.

Dear God, I am so thankful for your patience with me. Help me see things with your eyes and have the patience that only you can give. Amen