Happy 13th Birthday | Rodney + A Freebie

Rodney has heard the t-e-e-n-a-g-e-r word what seems like a million times this past week.
Is it going to his head?  You would guess so, but not a bit.  Rodney has the most level headed attitude.
So thankful for it too.
You've probably heard the saying "patience is a virtue."
Virtuous or not, what exactly is patience?
Patience is truly a talent we all need to master...however speaking in blunt terms.....definately
a talent that should be mastered in the... blessed to be teen ... years!

Patience is more than merely waiting for something to occur;  it's a waiting on top of the right heart attitude and a conscious belief that God is working out His purpose in our lives, no matter how the present circumstances.  I do suppose it's easier said than done, but developing patience is one of the best investments you'll ever make in your life!  Especially our teens.  Face it, the most reason our teens are in trouble is the fact they are bored and impatient with their current surroundings.

For sure not a mistake, Rodneys devotional reading on his birthday was....

Be glad for all God is planning for you.  Be patient in trouble, and always be prayful.  Romans 12:12 NLT

I choose patience....
I will overlook the
inconviences of the world.
Instead of cursing the one who takes my place,
I'll invite him to do so.
Rather than complain that the wait is too long,
I will thank God for a moment to pray.
-Max Lucado

And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.  Hebrews 6:15 NASB

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