By faith, Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. “  [Hebrews 11:8]

The third attitude of faith is the attitude of patience—by this time you have to begin to see and know why Paul teaches about the  fruit of the Spirit  The call of God is not to a specific time, place, task or assignment.  The calling of God is to Himself—to knowing Him—not just following His ways but discovering the way you live and move and have your being in Him!

The strength of patience is two pronged it is focused and flexible.  Patience grows from the roots of relationship remaining in one place but the external growth is always flexible, fluid, and free—Abraham roamed  he was never allowed to possess the promised land he wandered in it, he was a stranger and a tent dweller.  You may never change your location but your roots when grounded in the Love of God will allow growth that is very flexible and free to hear His voice and follow His instructions.

Having a spirit of adventure makes the waiting harder.  At the moment of decision when you respond to God’s call the power and energy of obedience learns the reins of  self-control  Or when the glow and glory of achievement sinks into the ordinariness of daily life, when nothing seems to be happening—this is the time when faith’s attitude waits patiently and like Paul yields obedience to the heavenly vision.  Answering the call as Abraham did leaves us moving unconsciously to the rhythms of the Spirit in a unity producing patience that has power and beauty never before dreamed of.

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