Shanté de Beer
Usually, when I see something I like, I want it immediately. I struggled to be patient and I couldn't understand why ‘now’ is not always good.
When I started studying the Word, one of the Scriptures that stuck with me was Galatians 5:22, which says, "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.”
I started praying this over my life and asked God to come restore the fruit of the Spirit in me because that is one of the keys to life and to walking in light, truth and righteousness. God worked in my life regarding the fruit of the Spirit, but the one that stands out the most for me was (and still is) patience. In the beginning, I really struggled, but I persevered. I had a lot of help from leaders, mentors, friends and family. After a while, I started falling in love with the process of being patient and waiting on God's timing. I started seeing the fruit of it and I still do. I praise and honor God for His work in my life!