The problem with being patient is that most of use up our natural grace period to decisions that don’t produce the desired outcome. When you are younger, say teenage years through mid-twenties, you can get away with decisions that don’t turn out the way that you expect; everyone you know expects you to miss it because of your youth, and lack of experience. We have built into our employment culture the one almighty word that you can see running off the resume or job application before a word is spoken: and we all say the word, EXPERIENCE. Lol.
Yeah, as long as you don’t look to be over experienced for the situation at hand, you will find the grace period to get up to speed without taking on a lot of social backlash. We will just pat you on the back, and say come back to see me in a few years when you get a little more experience. What they should have said is come back to see me when you have grown up the ranks in a lesser job, and acquired the experience necessary through proven results to do this job. This is fine and dandy at a young age with lots of grace period still in your personal inventory. It is not so fine and dandy when you have used up your grace period in your personal inventory, and the experience that you more than have shows up as much on your face as it does on your three page resume. What is a person to do that still have needs that need to be fulfilled? I am glad that you ask!
First of all, I want to say to you younger people with a grace period inventory left, use it up wisely. Go ahead right now and say to yourself, self, let’s make the type of decisions that will add to my inventory, therefore, keeping my grace period inventory intact. This is what allows you to display patience in your natural responsibilities. The pressure that would be on you to pay for something, or to care for someone is being funneled by the ones carrying the tab into you grace period account. As long as you are showing progress in a fashion that satisfies the people carrying your account, you are good to go!!!
How about the people whose grace period account in the natural has been long gone, and at times forcefully overdrawn? Well, this bring me to why I write these post, It’s Fathertime! Yeah, once your favor with man has lost its good savor, who you gonna call, FATHER! And Father doesn’t just want you to call Him for the sake of frustration let off. No, He wants you to call Him because He is here amongst us ever ready to give the helping hand. He’s the best father, that’s what He does: help His kids in need. Now here’s the thing, receiving natural favor from man is different from receiving spiritual favor from Father. They both will give you what you need, but the way you receive them will differ most of the time. You almost always know where to pick up your favor from man, but you almost always never know where to pick up your favor from Father. While you will usually know where to find your favor with man, the man who Father uses to give His favor to you will usually find you: you have to become more skilled in your awareness in order not to miss it. It will be that small voice crying out to you in the midst of all the loud voices chasing after you screaming for you to handle your business with them.
Here’s the part that you really need to know. The reason that Father’s favor voice is not as loud as the other chasing voices is because He did not present to you the loudest solution. The loud chasing voices may be speaking at you at volume 8 while the favor voice solution was only at 5. You will have to be quiet to hear Father’s voice because it has other things built into it that you don’t have when you have used up your grace period allotment. Father will send along with His solution to your need some built-in patience. It usually takes a little while to get to cross the red sea, to get to hang on the cross, to turn your finances around, to correct gender inequality, and etc.. If Father gave you a favor that needed a little time, and He didn’t put some patience in the mix, you would be pressed out of time before you were able to work the favor out. So know this, He may give you volume 5 solution vs a volume 8 solution simply because the 5 solution was the one with the patience with it to allow you to get the favor worked out. Sometimes we miss the favor because we grab the loudest opportunity with no built-in patience to allow us to work it out without being pressed out of time. IT’S FATHERTIME!!!