Good morning! Today I have been thinking a lot about spiritual strength and patience. If you know me, I am not a patient person at all. This drives my husband crazy. The past few months my oldest daughter has been playing basketball. She loves basketball and wants to play in high school and maybe even in college. This year has been a rough season for her and her team. The past few years her team has always been on the top even winning championship games. As a mom you want your kids to be the winners. This has not been the case this season. It has been a rough season. The team has only won 2 games and our team has mostly new members playing on it. My daughter is just like me and doesn’t have any patience and can let things get in her head at times.
We talked to her at the beginning of the season and told her that it is not always about winning but getting better by working hard everyday. I have seen her grow stronger this season not only as a player but as a leader. Although they are going to end their season next week only winning two games I can see she has grown through this experience. Last week our Pastor Doug (http://www.rockharbor.tv/sermons) gave a message that really stuck with me. He said this “God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials.” I think this is so true especially if you are impatient like me. Just because something has not happened yet does not mean that it will not happen but we need to continue to work as we wait patiently for God’s plan to develop. I need to remember each day and try to become more patient. This is my prayer for my daughters today and for all of you.