I asked my mom to hold off on sending resources back home to Nigeria till the next week. The reason for this request was because the resources available were not adequate to meet the need neither was it optimal to defray the sending fees associated with sending money abroad. It was not that the resources would not be sent, it was that patience needed to be exercised until we could fire with point blank accuracy.  My advice was spurned.

In professional sports, boxing and soccer to be more precise, patience plays a big role in having to defeat your opponent. The boxer dances around, evades punches and throws strategic jabs, all in a patient game. The boxer is seeking the opportune moment to strike. This can be when the opponent let his/ her guard down or when the opponent starts to wear out. In soccer, championship caliber teams like the Spanish team, are known to keep possession of the ball. They knock it patiently from side to side until they sense an opening – then they strike. Alligators are sometimes known to stalk their prey for hours before they strike. When they do strike, the accuracy is quite remarkable.

Not having patience means you will have to redo your actions if you get it wrong the first time (which is highly likely). Would you rather wait 3 days and get it right, or would you prefer to pull the trigger today only to do it over again in 3 weeks? Temper your decision making with patience. Be patient till the timing in right. Be patient till you see an opening – then go for it.  Be ready and prepared right now but be patient in assessing the best time to act.

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold , the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain  – James 5:7