Unfortunately I don't think patience is a virtue that I excel in modeling. God knows this, and this last week I've been learning the excellent practice of a "long obedience in the same direction" as Eugene Peterson calls patience.
I took Good Friday off from work, I guess this started it all! I think my computer decided that the long weekend was not long enough and has been running in snail speed since Monday morning. It's taken me twice as long to do my work all week. The most frustrating part is the waiting! I wouldn't mind if I was busy, but sitting waiting for a computer to do it's thing is incredibly frustrating! If only I understood what was going on inside this big piece of machinery! Alas, computer technology is also not one of my strong suits!
So, what am I learning from my long week of waiting?
~ Patience (sometimes just waiting is a good thing)
~ Self-Control (while throwing the computer through the window is VERY tempting, it obviously would not accomplish anything!)
~ Reliance (team work is necessary, especially since I don't know the first thing repairing and compacting data bases and the like!)
~ God's faithfulness (even though my work took twice as long, it was finished in the end and I'm still alive and well, maybe even a little more chilled than at the begging of the week)
I can't wait to see what next week brings!
Waiting in our Savior!