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“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

The Lord has waited so that You would have the opportunity to be in His kingdom.  At just the right time, He came to us.  He is waiting for whomever else is not yet walking with Him, including the unborn.  The Lord is building His kingdom and just because you have realized that you are a part of it does not mean that the Lord needs to wrap it up.  You have been given grace.  Pass along that grace to others that they too may have the opportunities you have had.

Lord, guide me away from selfish thinking where I think I am the only one who matters.  Lead me into all truth so that I may patiently await whatever You will bring into my life.  Guide me in Your goodness to see where I am not gracious to others.  Through all things, You are the One who is Sovereign.  Lead me to willingly accept Your timeline knowing that all things are in Your hands.

Lord Jesus, why is it I become so selfish and want things to end now that I have accepted You?  Guide me to have compassion for others so that I may be led by Your goodness and Your desire that none would perish.  Lead me in the way I need to go and help me see through the dark clouds of sinfulness in this age to do what is right.  Help me hold fast to Your promises today and live in them now and always.  Amen.