I am a huge fan of research and development. It's part of my daily journey. I research God's Word to identify the things that are necessary for my growth and once I see them, I begin to develop them in me.
Romans 5 in the Message bible says, "There is more to come.We continue to shout our praise even when we're hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us."
Passionate Patience. I probably would never have put those two words together because if truth be told, I'm not very passionate about waiting for anything! As I re-frame the way I think and develop more Christ-like characteristics, I am at the same time strengthening my ability to wait. Not just to wait, but to be passionate about it!
They say good things come to those that wait. Those that wait on the Lord renew their strength. They rise high like eagles and they run when others walk and keep going where others stop. If you are feeling hemmed in today just remember...you're developing something pretty cool...passionate patience!