Thursday, April 26, 2012
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE HARD TO ACHIEVE
Longsuffering means patience. Of the list Paul gives in his words, I find patience hardest to achieve. I can’t wait for things to happen. I don’t like to stand in line. I want to finish things in a hurry. I make quick decisions so rashly they plunge me into troubled waters. I keep asking God to give me patience, “But hurry,” I tell Him.
I’m in the midst of deciding what picture to use for my second book, Trouble at Fish Camp. I’ve been perusing photos all week, testing them with fellow writers and friends, agonizing over which ones would best represent the story.
Trouble is, I’m impatient to make a decision. I want the book to be out soon. Every day spent trying to decide is a day longer before its publication. Yet I know choosing the right picture is important enough to warrant the time in deciding. So I’m praying for patience again. I know the Lord will answer my prayer.