Impatience happens when we get annoyed or anxious when we experience delays or frustration. It is related to impulsiveness – when we make decisions too quickly. We should be prudent, and a prudent man always acts with knowledge, says the Book of Proverbs. Impulsiveness and other forms of impatience can cost us money, time and damage relationships. Impatience stops us from waiting on God when this is exactly what we need to do in order to meet the Lord and get instruction from Him. Impatience and impulsiveness sabotage our gifts and calling from God, which we should guard. Lord, help us to embrace the process of sanctification, including patience, so we can peacefully and joyfully wait for the promises of God.