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Topic: Patience (08/21/08)
TITLE: I Didn't Wait
By judy furniss
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It didn’t take me long to come up with an answer. I told him that my number one regret in life was lack of patience. I went on to explain to him that when I was a young woman, just out of high school, all my friends left the little town I grew up in and went to college or moved to the city to experience life. I had a job at the only bank in town, working with people twice my age.
After several months my old boyfriend from high school quit college and moved back to town. We started dating and within a year we got married. At the time I thought it was my only option, after all, he was the only guy in town that was single and close to my age. This guy wasn’t a Christian, but I thought for sure I could get him to go to church with me.
Six months after we were married, a Pastor’s son from another town came to call on me. We’d met at church camp a few years before, and corresponded for quite awhile before he went off to college. After he graduated, he’d come to specifically propose to me. He told me that he always knew God had chosen me to be his wife, but he never mentioned anything to me, because he assumed I would wait for him. I realized that because of my lack of patience, I missed out on God’s best for my life.
Because I didn’t wait on God, my life has been full of much pain and heartache. My husband played church, but never made a real commitment to the Lord.
Hindsight is always much clearer than the future, but hopefully, through my experience, maybe I can help my nephew to wait on God.
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