The Christian must have patience

God works by stages

David wasn’t instantly made king. He had to flee from Saul for years and raise an army in a cave in the desert.

Joseph wasn’t named instantly the vice president of Egypt. He had to work first as a slave, then in the jail.

Abraham didn’t instantly get his baby boy. He had to wait around 25 years and in doing so panicked and came up with his own plan, having a child with Hagar — and that brought him great headaches.

It’s hard to wait on God, but waiting is part of God’s plan. He is patient with us. Why shouldn’t we be patient with Him?

Normally, you won’t understand what the Heaven God is currently doing in your life. Only after the fact do things make sense. This is a great truth that requires wisdom: God works in stages.

30 responses to “The Christian must have patience

  1. And really, isn’t God’s timing so much better than ours?
    During our waiting, doesn’t He season and mature us so we are fully open, ready and equipped for what He has in store for us? And if we hang in there with Him, isn’t the taste of His dessert so much sweeter for the wait?

  2. This is exactly what I needed. Thank you. God Bless you.

  3. God Bless you my friend. Peace be with you.

  4. I love that Sarah and Abraham had their child in their late 90’s or so, well beyond physical possibilities, so we could know that our promises come true only through God and in God’s timing which is always divinely perfect; the impossible made possible with God, in Abraham and Sarah and in us!

  5. Love this blog! Being patient is difficult but necessary!

  6. Reblogged this on INSPIRATION with an ATTITUDE and commented:
    LOVE THIS!!! Thanks Pastor Ashcraft!

  7. Just what I needed to hear. Reblogged! Hope your new adventure continues to prosper (…in stages, that is….)

  8. It’s so hard to have patience when we live in a fast food society! We wanna do more in the fastest possible time! Gods timing is the only time! šŸ‘šŸ½šŸ™šŸ½awesome words of wisdom!

  9. Simple yet powerful message!

  10. I’m so thankful for His patience with us. That should move us toward patience, but we are so quick to let our flesh to get in the way.

  11. God works in stages and human nature is impatient. Hard truth.

  12. Amen! Thank you! God does indeed work in stages. We all need to be reminded of this at times!

  13. I have to remember that. God bless!

  14. Hey mustard seed. Thanks for the follow.
    What would you like me to blog about. ?

  15. This came at a very good time for me. Thank you! I couldn’t find an About page but am following you anyway šŸ™‚ My blog woundedjoy is a Christian one. If you have time you welcome to drop by!


    I got a note that you tried to see my private site. I don’t know why some are directed there and some to my public site. I would just close down the private one but it is also wounded joy and shutting it down will close down the domain name so I made it private. I was just messing around with a different theme and accidentally hit publish and created a mess for myself! Try again. It lets most people in with no problem. try from here :


    i always get in fine by typing in into the address bar.

  18. So true .The thing is that most of us forget that we are not on the same time frame as God.The glorious part about it is that He is always on time. All praise be to the Most High .

  19. I wanted to follow a blog which is simple at the same time meaningful.guess I found one.

  20. Amen. True, beautiful, sweet and short.

  21. And Jesus was not instantly famous! It was 30 years before He was known much beyond His town! So cool to read this post & it’s cool that I stumbled (looking for Christian bloggers) upon it since this is what I JUST wrote about in my last post!

  22. Great! I sure do need to wait upon the Lord

  23. Yes, God’s plan and timing is always better than my own. Thank you for posting!

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