Waiting is as necessary as planting and fertilizing. (Charles Swindoll, pastor, author)

Swindoll writes of the little boy who plants the seed and then nervously digs it up every day to see if it is growing. That’s the impatience of youth, but it’s not unlike many of us who just “can’t wait” for the results of our hard work. Every worthwhile project requires careful planning, thorough working out of the plan, and patience. Don’t rush! Plan, pray, and expect!

We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness. . . and by our sincere love. (2 Corinthians 6:16)