Patience is one of those words that no one ever wants to hear. We want everything right now. We want fast results. We want it as fast as we think of it. Sometimes things we pray for and things we seek after come swiftly, other times they don't. It is not a bad thing but it teaches us discipline. It teaches us to appreciate it when it does come because we've waited long enough for it. Sometimes it teaches us how we can get further in life simply by being patient with people. True enough we are human but being human is not an excuse to not try. Being patient with others is the greatest lesson because God has been patient with us. He waits for us to get ourselves together. We go all off track but he still keeps us. We seem to forget all about him but he still blesses us. We think we have it all figured out but he still guides us. I can only imagine having to deal with myself, listen to me sound like I know when I really don't, see me react when I should walk away or simply be quiet, go down the wrong path when by now I should know the right way. I simply cannot fathom having to deal with me. I'm still a work in progress. I still have my days. I still have my doubts. I still have my struggles. Still God is forgiving. Still God is loving. Still God is there. He is still keeping me. He is still blessing me. He is still just. He is still God. And if I know that he can be patient with me and I am to be a reflection of him surely I can display patience towards others. It's not about being a pushover; it's not about being right. It's about being humble and in his will. If I was blessed in my mess surely he will bless me for doing what is right. And besides the blessing it's all about doing what is pleasing in his eye sight and as a reflection I must be like him because my actions will always speak louder than my words.