Anyway, I consider myself a very patient person, except when I’m driving, waiting in line, waiting for food, responding to someone contradicting me, or pretty much doing anything.
Actually, I patiently get up in the morning! (i.e. I don’t do it immediately; I patiently wait for the right moment!)]]>
annegb – I like anything Elder Maxwell says. Thanks for sharing.]]>
I think the AA saying is “do the best you can and give the results to God.”
We had a lesson on patience in RS, actually, I think I was the teacher. What stuck in my mind was a quote by Neal A. Maxwell about patience being a kind of faith. Faith that things will work out.]]>
I guess if nothing else I feel better wording it that way>:)]]>
You know, it could be said that praying to overcome our weaknesses is like praying for a trial. Seriously, it always ends up being about the same. Because what makes us overcome weaknesses? Yeah –trials. :) But I agree that it would be better if we could just be what we’re supposed to be minus the trials. It never seems to be that easy, though.]]>
I think I heard the same story in seminary, too. Yikes! I don;t kniow why you would pray FOR a trial. I pray that I can learn the lesson the Lord wants me to learn without having to go through a trial. Like it says in Alma 32 about humbling yourself is better than being compelled to be humble.]]>
You could be the other extreme and be indicisive and lazy. Personally, I’d rather be impatient, because it’s easier to learn to slow down a little bit, whereas motivation is harder to develop (imho).
Anyway, isn’t there a scripture or to about the rain falling on the wicked as well as the righteous? One of the biggest challenges the Lord has given me is trying to figure out which time is His leading me along and the times it’s just life happening.]]>