As most of you know by now, my twitter account was suspended. I believe it was for an error in the spam algorithm (which marked me as spam) and Christian content that might have been flagged as offensive to some anti-Christian individuals. When I first found out about my account suspension 5 days ago, I was shocked. I am not a very patient person. I hate procrastination, and I expect things to be resolved soon. It’s just who I am.
When this account suspension took place, I initially tried to resolve the problem myself. When I realized that I had to go through support, I submitted everything an began impatiently waiting. After the first two days, I began to get frustrated. As a matter of fact, the account is still not up! It is frustrating because I know that it is all out of my control. The past few days have been hard for me. I am not addicted to twitter, but when something that has been taken away from me for no reason, I become frustrated.
If things are not resolved soon, I will be forced to set up another account. However, I have learned about patience the past few days. Maybe God has wanted to teach me something through this experience? I do know that I have learned more about patience in the past few days than I thought I would have.
I have also accomplished several goals and projects that I have been working on for awhile now. Patience is hard for most of us…especially me! This week, I was reminded of a verse in Philippians that mentions a little something to do with patience:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Be anxious for nothing=patience. My example of my account suspension is a small example of patience. Maybe there is something that is frustrating you or causing you to become impatient. God says to be anxious for nothing. Whatever it is!
It is easy to say, but hard to live!
What do you need patience for?