“When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path.” (Science and Health, page 254)
Patience. It may seem a difficult quality to express for many of us, especially when we seek an answer, guidance, a solution or resolution.
But patience is vital, and it is something of which we are fully capable. The second requirement noted here brings it all together. As we seek Truth righteously—with a sense of honesty, wanting to know and do what is most right for us and all—we align ourselves with God’s intention and His direction comes naturally.
When patience seems like we are waiting for action, let’s remember that God’s activity is always going on. He is moving thought and ideas in just the right way, in His perfect timing, in order that His intention is fully realized. To be patient is not to be just tolerating sitting and doing nothing. It is to be gratefully releasing ourselves to witness God’s unfolding good. It is taking pleasure in trusting Him to show us what is needed, when it is needed.
This brings to light the direction we seek in its richest glory, finished and ready for our receiving and living. We don’t want our pursuit to be half-baked, rushed and impulsive. If we take out that cake before it is ready, it won’t be nearly as good, and putting the frosting on it will be especially difficult!
Wait on God and wait with God. He doesn’t leave us alone while He works out the details. He’s there each moment with ideas to keep us busy, hints to keep us expectant, and the joy to know that the Almighty is in charge and that He is Love.
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