No one I know really has a great handle on patience. It is a struggle always to not lose it! But many times we do not try at all for we are self- centered and self- serving. None of us are finished yet, we all have a need to learn to be patient with one another.
Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Be prepared to stop – construction is ahead,
A work is in progress is what the sign has said.
Noise and confusion fills the air;
Showing the construction crew is there.
This illustration I show to you my friend,
To another message send.
The construction crew is busy in every life,
That has allowed the control of Jesus Christ.
There are angels at work on every side,
Assisting the progress of His bride.
Sometimes it truly looks like a terrible mess;
But be patient it isn’t finished yet.
You may even need to watch for danger signs.
Be patient, have faith – it turns out as it is designed.
Be prepared to stop and to wait a bit,
For the progress may also be to you a benefit.
If while you are waiting you begin to fret and stew,
Remember, you are under construction too.
And others may need to wait and see,
The work to be finished inside of thee.
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.