Part of the mystery of God’s plan is that the process of patiently waiting for clarity is painful. Like childbirth, though, the eventual joy of new life always outweighs the pain and suffering of watching and waiting in patience.

We need to pray for endurance and for patience. If God-who is eternal – can be patient with me, why can I not be so with myself, others, and Him?

O Jesus, I thank You for the gift of my vocation. When things are unclear, help me to be more patient. I know that fulfilling God’s plan is worth the wait.