Friday, August 17, 2007

Patience, grasshopper...

To me, patience is a buzz kill.

I love the fast-pace, passionate, adventurous approach to life and will most often surround myself with people who feel the same. That's why it's easy to love Richard Branson- (well, I think I'll buy an island today, and then a plane...)- who wouldn't love to approach life AND work that way?

I have learned recently, especially when it comes to starting a business, not to distrust the calm, prudent, decision-making approach...as much as that makes me feel like a "grown-up," which I emphatically reject! ;)

In some ways, it is important to act quickly and decisively, but for me it has been difficult to separate that from the impetuousness of youth...it is important to make sure that the thrill is not controlling you.

Most importantly, I think that it takes consciously applied patience to hear God's voice of direction. This is something I have been praying about and trying to incorporate into all areas of my life. You're welcome to challenge me on it, I love a challenge. :)

6 comments:

CrystalOH said...
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CrystalOH said...

oops! sorry about the above

Have you ever heard the saying: "Don't pray for patience...because God will answer that prayer....you just may need some patience while you "wait" for the answer. :)

Hope you are feeling better.

|| davidjay || said...

What does impetuousness mean?

I agree - praying for patience is crazy!!! lol ;)

Vanessa said...

For you Mr. Jay...
impetuous |imˈpe ch oōəs| adjective

acting or done quickly and without thought or care : her friend was headstrong and impetuous.
• moving forcefully or rapidly : an impetuous but controlled flow of water.

I don't think it's crazy to pray for anything and everything...sometimes I pray that I'll pray more....whatcha think about that? ;)

Josh Stichter said...

Patience is probably the most difficult thing to master, in my mind, but also one of the most valuable skills you could have....don't be so quick to throw it to the curb. ;P

Deyl said...

consciously applied patience... thats a toughie :)