Sometimes I need a reminder to be patient. In this microwave, Instapot society sometimes I lose sight of the benefits of putting things away in a slow cooker and walking away. Yeah, technically Instapot can work the same, but y’all get what I’m saying. We’ve become so accustomed to instant gratification that waiting on promises seem to be obsolete. But this scripture reminds me that my God doesn’t work on society’s definition of timelines:
“The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9 AMPC
I know that this section refers to the delay of the End, but I like how it also applies to God’s Promises in general. I’m thankful for God’s long-suffering because there are some specific promises on my life that I KNOW would have led to my demise had I received them when I thought I should have received them. There are areas that I just couldn’t understand why there was a delay in manifestation until I was on the other side looking back. EVERY time I’m thankful for what appeared to be a delay to me when in fact it was God being His usual right on time self.
Therefore, I will continue to wait patiently for His Promises.