We have slowly been increasing the amount of patience that we have. France was part of our training in patience before coming to Cameroon. Waiting in long, slow moving lines no longer frustrates us. Sitting in traffic and when you arrive somewhere late and say traffic, no one thinks anything of it. We wait 6+ months for things we’ve ordered to arrive. It almost never fails that when you go to a restaurant that serves 4 different items, at least 2 are finished for the day (meaning not available). The same thing happens at stores. We had purchased a locally made water filter and we need to replace the sediment filter at least every 3 months. David first went to the water filtration store on Monday because we desperately needed to replace our sediment filter. The store worker said the water filters were finished. On Friday afternoon we needed to do a little grocery shopping, so we stopped at the water filtration store and the filters were in a box that hadn’t been unpacked yet, so David was told to come back another time. Finally on Saturday the store had the water filters, so we stocked up. We are thankful to have new filters for clean drinking water.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23