As 2013 comes to a close, so do my word for the year: Patience. This has been an interesting year for patience. I’ve learned that my patience can be tested to its limits in trying to prepare a house for sale, packing a house, and dealing with prospective buyers. The whole process of selling a house could test the very limits of a saint’s patience.
I didn’t post for over 200 days in the middle of year. I didn’t even think about posting. Scott had some health-related issues that really threw our lives for a loop. My job got very, very stressful. I couldn’t do much more than come home and de-stress every day. It’s still pretty stressful. I don’t see that ending any time soon. But through all that stress, I’ve learned a great deal about myself and about being a better leader. I wouldn’t change that for anything.
7 Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.
8 Stop being angry!
Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper—
it only leads to harm.
9 For the wicked will be destroyed,
but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
I’ve learned that I have A LOT more work to do on my patience, but it’s a start. So, I close out 2013 having a little more patience. I start 2014 with a brand new word that will be announced on 1/1/2014. Happy New Year!