Nature provides many wonderful examples of patience. One of the most fascinating is the century plant, Agave. This cactus grows to a height of six feet then stops, standing at the height for twenty or thirty years. After long period of time, a new bud suddenly sprouts at the top of the cactus and grows at a phenomenal rate up to seven inches a day. The cactus grows to the height of twenty to forty feet and finally a crown of glorious yellow blossoms emerges at the top.
Your life is like a century plant. Often, it is after a years of patience and preparation that the most wonderful things happen. All you need to do is continue walking with the Lord faithfully, patiently everyday. The path of a Christian life is a long journey with many unexpected turns, delays and setbacks. Progress can be difficult. It is likely that you are the one who gets the most impatient with progress. At those times when you're impatient, keep in mind that becoming all that God created you to be takes a time, lots of time. But if you keep your eye on the goal, you'll get there, not through your own strength and resources bus through His.Proverbs 16:32, says It is better to be patient than powerful.- taken from proverbs for life for women.