Those who are best at waiting are best at serving. (James Gribble, pioneer 20th century missionary) 

Gribble and his team waited many months before they were given permission to move into darkest Africa to minister. They personified what Pastor Charles Stanley meant when he said, “Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on what we’re waiting for.” When we value our future work, it becomes easier to wait with patience as we continue to prepare for that future.

But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently. (Romans 8:25)