“Patience: what you want
the car behind you to have
that you won’t give to the
car in front”
Numbers 21:4Then the people of
Israel set out from Mount Hor,
taking the road to the Red Sea to go
around the land of Edom. But the
people grew impatient with the long
1. The driving force behind
impatience is control.
Psalms 115:3 Our God is in
the heavens, and he does as
Impatience is worrying that
God won’t get it right, and
inconformity is worrying that
God got it wrong.
Psalms 115:3 Our God is in the
heavens, and he does as he wishes.
God is sovereign. if I feel like He's
taking too long, it means I'm
2. The outcome is
determined by the
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles
come your way, consider it an
opportunity for great joy. For you know
that when your faith is tested, your
endurance has a chance to grow. So let
it grow, for when your endurance is fully
developed, you will be perfect and
complete, needing nothing. ...
3. You can’t accelerate God’s blessings, but you
can delay them.
1 Corinthians 10:10 and don’t grumble as some of
them did, and then were destroyed by the angel of
These things happened to them as
examples for us. They were written down to warn
us who live at the end of the age.
1. It’s a command.
Psalm 27:14 Wait patiently
for the Lord. Be brave and
courageous. Yes, wait
patiently for the Lord.
2. It puts God to work.
Isaiah 64:4 For since the world
began, no ear has heard and no
eye has seen a God like you,
who works for those who
wait for him!
This vision is for a
future time. It describes the
end, and it will be fulfilled. If it
seems slow in coming, wait
patiently, for it will surely
take place. It will not be