There are certain things I take with me when I know I will have to wait some time for my appointment; music (headphones needed) and reading material. In the natural realm waiting room, my favorite music and novel would be my companion. In the spiritual realm waiting room, music that reflects my current emotions and uplifts me, along with my favorite scriptures and stories of faith are my companion. In both waiting rooms, there are times when the waiting becomes frustrating and burdensome. In the natural waiting room, it is easy to say I will make another appointment and leave BUT it is not that easy in the spiritual waiting room. In the spiritual realm waiting room, if I choose to walk out the door, THAT IS IT. I’m not just rescheduling another appointment, I am giving up on my destiny/dreams/eternal life/eternal happiness/God’s plans for me. As I REALLY do not want to lose out on so much, I practice being patient everyday. When I get frustrated, sad, or overwhelmed (especially when I see others who just entered the waiting room getting through immediately) I express these emotions to God. Thankfully He never spurns me BUT comforts me and helps me to understand why I am still waiting. You see, He is making sure everything is all perfect for my appointed time. He is making sure that my foundation will be sure so that I will never fall/be defeated again. When its my time, He will continuously take me from glory to glory. One thing to remember, patience is learned. So it will take a conscious choice to practice it.