Love is patient! What!? Oh wow -- :) the first word spoken about love. Sadly, I must admit that I often fall short with patience. I hate sitting at stop lights, sitting in traffic, waiting at DMV, and more recently waiting to have my home transformed into new. Being displaced from all my comforts has proven to be a challenge and a blessing. I've seen a side of my husband I already knew was there, but this has confirmed his ability to exude patience and the love he has towards me. It creates a desire to want to respond the same way, and causes me to reflect deeper and apologize faster, when I throw a tantrum/fall short :(
When I think of patience - I also think about how we are often asked to wait for things that are to come. Whether it is love, a relationship, a new car, a new job, etc. More often than not we are asked to be still and listen, but we can't so we create noise with staying busy, working too much, going out, never allowing the small voice of God to just speak.
So I challenge you to take 5 to 10 minutes a day and just be still. Focus on your breath alone. Then focus on the blessings of just being alive. Give thanks for all things! Find joy and peace in the unknowns. There is a plan. Be patient. You don't have to prove yourself. You're enough.