Sadly, the virtue of patience is often confused with inactive, yet expectant living. Especially when used in the context of, "I'm waiting on God."
Christians are fed lines about how we are supposed to "be patient and wait on the Lord." Somehow that gets interpreted as "get a temporary job you hate, spend what money you make on fleeting joys, and wait for God to open up the door for all of your dreams to come true." But the truth is that it demands a patience that is proactive. This means anticipating that God's promises for our lives will come true in the future and making sure that we are in a position to join Him in the journey.Read More