Patient Man Rides Donkey
Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things (Anonymous)
There is a Jamaican proverb that states, “Patient man rides donkey.”
Because donkeys are usually stubborn and difficult to handle it will take only a man with patience to ride a donkey.
The proverb also means that if you are patient you will succeed in any difficult situation.
Warning: If you are impatient, don’t try to ride a donkey.
Balaam became very irritated when his donkey refused to obey him.
The donkey saw an angel with a sword in his hand blocking his path and refused to proceed. Unaware of the danger, Balaam angrily struck his donkey.
God gave the donkey speech to warn Balaam of the adversary in his path.
If Balaam was more patient he would have recognized that something was wrong due to the unusual behavior of his donkey. (See Numbers 22).
Patience is a fruit of the Spirit that God wants us to develop. The trying of our faith will lead to patience (James 1:2-8)
The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. (Ecclesiastes 7:8B)
The Lord rewards those who wait patiently on Him.
You will inherit the best things in this life and eternal life when He returns.
I pray that you will continue to walk in patience and obedience to God.
Have a blessed and favor-filled day!