🌼 PATIENCE 🌼

Patience - Herrychic

On my return from work on a particular evening. I was in a Tricycle heading to my street. We had only moved a bit from the park, where the other tricycles were, when the driver in the one I boarded yelled out to another tricycle driver, β€œYou were supposed to be the next in line, but you were in so much hurry”. This he said in Yoruba and he was annoyed at the same time. It was later on I figured out that he was feeling sorry for the other tricycle driver that he couldn’t help the emotions that accompanied it.

Apparently this other tricycle driver should have been the next in line for passengers to board. But because he left the park in a haste he couldn’t. And although we saw him ahead of us (before we caught up with him), his tricycle was still empty. Sad yeah πŸ₯²

This is the case for most of us too. The more we clamor for all the good things life can bring to us. The more we lose sight of who holds this life in the first place, God.

Focused - Plans - purpose

Have you been so caught up in achieving that goal that you have ran past your next stop or ran ahead of Him, thinking He is so slow and you can make it happen by your own strength or in your own way?

β€œSo he said to me, β€œThis is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: β€˜Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”

Zechariah 4:6 NIV

So many times we need to ask ourselves this sincere question – Am I walking alongside Jesus or am I taking the walk on my own and on my own speed?

Walking Alone - Jesus

If we do not take caution, by learning to slow down and listen for His voice, we will end up like Samuel at first. Who heard God’s voice but couldn’t decipher His voice enough, to further ask for the instruction God had for him. And instead of asking God β€œspeak Lord your servant is listening”, he kept running back to Eli. (Paraphrased)

Reference Text:

β€œThen the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, β€œHere I am.” And he ran to Eli and said, β€œHere I am; you called me.” But Eli said, β€œI did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down.

Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. A third time the Lord called, β€œSamuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, β€œHere I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy.

The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, β€œSamuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, β€œSpeak, for your servant is listening.” And the Lord said to Samuel: β€œSee, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle.”

1 Samuel 3:4-5, 7-8, 10-11 NIV

Abba is a father that speaks to us and is always present but most times we are so caught up in achieving many things that we lose sight of what He has for us to do. And we keep marking earthly achievements but whereas our purpose plan is gathering dusts and we feel we are achieving great things in life. πŸ₯²

It is not enough to do what everyone is doing. But it is enough if you are rightly placed in Him. Doing all that He has named you to do and making Him proud all the way.

The equation of service to God isn’t completed until the glory goes back to Him –

β€œβ€œYou are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:14, 16 NIV

Again I ask – how patient are you to listen to His β€œnext” plan or action for your life and act on it, rather than just sitting with the quickening or promptings alone?

It is not enough to hear Him call out to you. Rather we need to be patient enough to listen to His instruction – His plans for you and me.

Listen - Call - Instructions from God

May we develop listening ears to listen and not be too much in a hurry that we miss out of His kind of fulfilling life. Amen!

Blessings. ❀️

Happy new week! ✨πŸ₯³

✨#HCCounsels#✨

57 Comments Add yours

  1. “Patience in reference to transportation you have to drive for yourself and others for safety reasons to protect yourself;”++Van Prince

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    1. Smiles. Yeah! We need to look out for others. πŸ’―

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      1. It’s a good example anchored in Psychology 101>

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  2. Favourite_Favour says:

    Wow! For a moment, everything around me paused as I read this. This is really insigful.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for your comments. And thank you for reading through. I’m glad, knowing it was insightful. Bless God. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day. ❀

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  3. vgeorg says:

    Encouraging words Mercy!
    God bless!

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    1. Thank you so much, sir. Blessings to you and the family. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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  4. Ruelha says:

    Mercy, your posts just hit me always. What can I say….thanls for sharing, pretty lady. Have a great week.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for your kind words, Ruelha. 😊❀ Always glad to share. You are welcome. πŸ€—
      Amen. And you too. Do take care and be good in Him. πŸ™‚

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      1. Ruelha says:

        Amen dear sister πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
        I’ll try xoxo

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  5. ecohorizons says:

    Yes , awareness and pure love are non-judgemental and non-dualistic but if you observe anger, allow it and let it goΒ  orΒ  transforming it into peace , love and light, then you have gained .
    Β Β Β Β  Reframe things andΒ  refocus on the good to turn it better because energy flows where attention goes…
    Renewable hope and renewable energy in divine connection …

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    1. Yeah, patience helps us to separate our feelings from our actions. And in this, we can show the God kind of love to others. πŸ’―
      Thank you for your comments, Wael.

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  6. Michelle says:

    What a wonderful reminder to slow down and be patient! Thank you for this reminder! ❀️

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    1. Smiles. You are welcome. Thank you for your comments and for reading through it. ❀
      Blessings to you and the family, ma’am. πŸ€—

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  7. So true! Our accomplishments won’t mean much if they are not established in God’s purposes for us. May we always desire to hear His voice and follow Him!

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    1. Yes! This sums it up. πŸ’―
      Amen. πŸ™
      Thank you for your comments, ma’am. Blessings to you and the family. πŸ€—β€

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  8. A wise post to read in the morning. Very well said dear.❀️❀️

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for your kind words. Bless God. πŸ€—πŸ™Œ
      Do have a fulfilling day ahead. πŸ€—

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  9. Dawn says:

    Patience in trusting God to work things out for us is much needed. Thanks for the reminder little sis. πŸ’•

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    1. Yes, big sis. We need more of it on a daily basis. πŸ™‚
      Glad to. Thank you for your comments too. πŸ€—
      Wishing you a blessed day. ❀

      P.S: How is your postgraduate program coming on?

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      1. Dawn says:

        It’s coming along. Just started a new class this week. How is your class?

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        1. So sorry I missed this, big sis. πŸ™ˆ
          Glad to know it has been good.
          Mine has been good too. It’s only at weekends. 😊
          Do enjoy the rest of your day. ❀

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        2. Dawn says:

          πŸ€—β€οΈ

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  10. Patience is hard in this fast paced world with social media and every one in a hurry. But that’s the problem. Most of us follow every one else instead of God and knowing Him.

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    1. Sadly true!. πŸ˜“
      Hmm. May we come to desire God the more in this generation. πŸ™
      Thank you for your comments, ma’am. β€πŸ€—

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  11. There have been so many times when I’ve run ahead of the Lord, much to my detriment

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    1. Smiles. I am guilty of same. πŸ™ˆ Thankful we have learned and still learning to seek direction from Him. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      Blessings to you and the family, ma’am. πŸ€—

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  12. Perth Girl says:

    An excellent reminder to walk in step with the Lord. Being patient is not easy but running ahead of God is futile.
    Thank you Mercy for this message.
    Blessings πŸ’™
    Manu.

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    1. Yes ma’am. I love this part “in step…” And it makes it easier because we don’t have to figure it out all alone and by ourselves. πŸ’ƒ
      Glad I shared this. Bless God. πŸ™‚πŸ™Œ
      Thank you for your comments and prayers. ❀
      Blessings to you and family. πŸ€—

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  13. Hephzibah says:

    Praise the Lord!
    Timely reminder, sure it is!! πŸ™ŒπŸ§‘

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    1. Hallelujah! πŸ™Œ
      Smiles. Bless God for His words. πŸ™Œ
      Wishing you a blessed day, sis. ❀

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      1. Hephzibah says:

        Amen! Thankyou Mercy! ❀️

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  14. KK says:

    An inspiring post.

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    1. I’m glad to know it inspired you, sir. πŸ™‚πŸ™Œ
      Blessings to you and the family. πŸ€—

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      1. KK says:

        You are welcome πŸ™‚

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  15. It’s always like a curse to move ahead of God’s time. Jesus cursed the fig tree because it didn’t wait for its time. It’s very important to know how to hear from God. I recommend a book titled “How to Hear from God” by Joyce Meyers for all. Keep the ball rolling, Mercy.

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    1. Hmm. May we not move ahead of His timing but may we stay with Him and learn from Him in all of our decisions. πŸ™
      Thank you for your comments, bro. πŸ€—
      Blessings.

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  16. jesusluvsall says:

    It is better to follow the Lord’s leading than to move ahead of his leading.
    How are you little sister?

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    1. Yes, big bro. πŸ’―
      I’m good and you?. 😊
      So sorry I missed out on the reply. I didn’t get the notification. πŸ˜“

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      1. jesusluvsall says:

        I am ok. Hugs from Nebraska

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        1. Glad to know you are. 😊
          Hugs received. Hugs right back, big bro. πŸ€—

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  17. capost2k says:

    Hi, Mercy. The Lord and I usually take a “walk around the world” at night and we “visit” friends in all of the places they are. I have added you to our conversations when we “visit’ India, so know that Father is watching over your every step.
    You are loved more than you can even yet know, as hard as that may be to grasp. You are a treasure, just because of His love, but even more valued as He polishes you into a gem that shows His radiance. love and prayers, c.a.
    https://capost2k.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/the-walk/

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    1. Aww, thank you so much for your encouraging words. πŸ€—
      Blessings to you and family. πŸ™

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  18. Israel says:

    Thanks for sharing this piece

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    1. You are welcome, bro. Thank you too. πŸ€—

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  19. Tangie says:

    Amen. “The more we lose sight of who holds this life in the first place, God.”

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    1. Thank you for your comments, ma’am. πŸ™‚
      Happy Sunday to you, Tangie. πŸ€—

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  20. BeDEBORAH says:

    “It is not enough to do what everyone is doing. But it is enough if you are rightly placed in Him.” Those words resonated in me.. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Smiles. I am glad, knowing it did. πŸ™Œ
      Glad to. Bless God for His words.
      Happy Sunday to you, sis. πŸ€—

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  21. Well said Sis! Thank you for sharing! Blessings to youπŸ™πŸ’•

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      Glad to sis. 😊
      Amen. And to you too. ❀

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  22. Taking a moment to reflect and meditate in His words brings us back to what matters the most: His guidance.

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    1. Yes sis. His guidance! πŸ“Œ
      I am thankful for that. 😊
      Wishing you a great day ahead, sis. ❀

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  23. dawnfanshawe says:

    Important reminder. great post, Mercy. Thank you.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š
      Bless God. πŸ™Œ
      Do have a blessed day. ❀

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  24. Great reflection on listening to God’s voice.

    It also got my attention that you have tricylce in your place too. I thought it is only the Philippines who has that. πŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

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    1. Smiles. Thank you, sis. ❀
      Lol. No!
      We have a lot of it over here actually. 😁
      Trust that your day has been good. πŸ€—

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