Don’t ever ask the Lord to help you work on your patience…because he probably will!
I know from experience, as it seems I have been given many an opportunity to practice this fruit of the spirit lately. The latest object of my testing...a cheep greenhouse. It was advertised as “heavy duty” and the one customer review said it would hold up to 50+ wind gusts. (Reeeeeally??!)
You probably know where this is going by now.
Well, maybe the 50+ wind gusts in
Montana are different than the ones here in Soon after we bought it, door zipper broke, the thin plastic joint connectors are snapping into pieces, the plastic is ripped, and the ½ diameter poles that the frame is constructed of have bent. I wasn’t too disappointed (I wasn’t expecting it to be top-of-the-line or anything) until one night when part of it came down and knocked all of my tender seedlings into a big dirt mess on the ground. Sigh. Washington.
I'm learning that patiently waiting always pays off. Waiting on God's timing is difficult, but making rash desisions because you're anxious for something (like buying a greenhouse before I can afford a 'real' one) always leads to more grief and often requires more patience than it would have taken to just WAIT in the first place!
Anyway, thank goodness for duct tape and that good old East
staple…tarps! Lewis County