“You’ll even be turned in by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. Some of you will be killed. There’s no telling who will hate you because of me. Even so, every detail of your body and soul—even the hairs of your head!—is in my care; nothing of you will be lost. Staying with it—that’s what is required. Stay with it to the end. You won’t be sorry; you’ll be saved.” Luke 21:19 MSG
Patience is a friend of time. Impatience is the best friend of destruction. There is nothing, absolutely nothing that can replace patience as invaluable virtue. Good timing produces the concrete result, which in the end somehow makes the long waiting worthwhile.
Hanging in there does come with lots of sacrifices. First, it requires reaffirming your faith in God. Under no circumstances must you doubt the Lord’s capabilities in providing the desirable outcome. Second, it demands to embrace the spirit of positivity. Yes, you believe it and you shall have it! That’s how it works. Staying in the realm of visualising that you have already obtained what your need even when you have not received it.
Third, you have to pray. No one can pray for you as much as you can. Prayer is like the cement that solidifies the bricks to ensure they do not fall apart. Prayer is the torchlight that illuminates the dark places. Prayer is the passport to create the first point of contact with God. Overall, prayer is the mantra of a genuine Christian!
Fourth and last, be patience. The price(s) that is associated with waiting is inestimable! When you rush to obtain something, you are likely to get the counterfeit or something that you may not like at all. The best is to hang in there; wait, wait and wait until you have the real thing you asked for.