Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the
proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up
It’s something we all have but some of us are better at using it than others. With the summer
well under way I am sure you moms are wondering when school is going to start again. I bet
some - or much - of your patience is wearing thin. You are already tired of hearing “I’m bored,”
“I’m hungry,” or “I’m not tired.” Snack TIME has turned into snack TIMES and have morphed
into what seems like a 5-minute re-occurrence. I’ve learned as a new mom that my patience isn’t
what I once thought it was. I’ve learned that it takes an hour to just to get everything ready to
head out the door. I’ve learned that I need a little more practice in the patience department.
To the farmer’s wife during harvest time, I am sure you’ve learned patience with your husbands
who are working late. To the farmer, I am sure you practice patience when a piece of equipment
fails, or you are patiently waiting for rain. To the show kid, I bet you are patiently waiting
for your next show animal, or next win. To the rest of us, there are several instances throughout
the day that we practice patience, or should be at least.
Patience isn’t something that comes easily. I get impatient just sitting at a red light. I am constantly
on the move - patience is a struggle for me. I’ve had the Ag Mag for nearly three years and
what I can see looking back is how my patience has grown. I still, however, have a long road
ahead of me, practicing patience.
We all go through growing pains in life. I’ve seen areas where I should have been maybe a little
more patient and not jumped the gun, or areas where I should have graciously waited. God’s
timing is perfect and sometimes we get so caught up In our daily struggles that we
forget God knows what he is doing and WHEN he is doing it. I try to do things my way and
have seen that my way is never as good as His and my timing is not nearly as prefect as His.
I’ve learned that I need to slow down and enjoy life. Enjoy every day - even when the day isn’t
going so well. We never know when it will be our last. Patience is all about waiting. Take a step
back and enjoy. Life won’t always go as planned, things won’t always happen based on our
schedule, but they will happen as they should. God never loses his cool - or patience - on His
I challenge to you take a step back and practice patience. Practice patience with your children,
practice patience at the grocery store when the line is so long. Breathe. Enjoy the sunset, enjoy
the summer - even if the kids are always hungry and bored.
Enjoy the bad days, take them for what they are worth. You never know when you will get