Proverbs 21 Part 2–You Do Not Have to Have it Now

Our society has been very clever to indoctrinate us with the idea that you can always have it now.  With our modern phones, computers and technology we can know what is happening across the globe within seconds of its actual occurrence. We can shop, pay bills, see family and friends literally whenever we want and wherever we want.  While such convenience is fun and useful, it has changed our mindset about being patient. 

God calls his chosen to remember the importance of patience,  We may not get everything we want now.  What sets us apart, is our ability to realize and accept that premise and continue to trust him patiently.  That patience allows us to minister to others, it allows us to be the peacemakers.  It helps us to save and plan rather than to simply blow through life without any thought of the future. Mostly, it helps us to move our focus away from our immediate needs and toward the needs of others and our walk with God.  When we can shift that focus, we often find that God continues to meet our needs in real time even without our intense worries and concern.  Be patient, do not fret—God’s got this!!!

God Bless You

The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.

When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.

The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.

Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.

A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.

When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.

Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead.

Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.

The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.

Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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