PATIENCE

Waiting Until Later For What You Want Now  

Key Question:  What do you do when it's hard to wait?

Having a plan for your impatience is important.  Rather than just letting your frustration get to you, you can know the steps you can take to make sure that you don't lose your cool. We want kids to discover how they can make patience a priority.

There's an important patience principle King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:29.  "Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly."  How we respond to waiting shows others our character.  Getting frustrated and angry doesn't make the wait any less, it just makes us look foolish. 

Bottom Line:  When you think you can't wait, keep your cool.  Sometimes when you're waiting, becoming angry and frustrated with others is the first thing that pops into our minds.  But when it comes to waiting, often there's very little we can do to make the wait any less.  While you're waiting, don't make yourself look foolish by taking it out on the people around you.