The most worthwhile things in life often only come to flower over a long period of time. (Alistair Begg, pastor and author)

Someone else has said, “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” When we plant a seed, we’d like to see the flower or the fruit quickly. But, life isn’t that way. We need to plan well, work hard, be persistent, and live patiently and actively in anticipation of the harvest that will come and the joy it will bring.

See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains (James 5:7).