When we want to act in haste

We should always keep in mind,

That regret may occur

If our patience is left behind.

Because when we act in haste

We don’t consider prayerfully,

That there may be a better solution

Where a wiser approach may be.

When we act in haste whilst angry

It’s a dangerous place to be,

Because all common sense and logic

Along with facts we will not see.

When we act in haste

We’re impatient through and through,

Where there’s temptation to manipulate

With control in all we do.

To act in haste is very unwise

Because unless we’ve thought things through,

There may be troubles and many road blocks ahead

When our motive is not true.

When we act in haste

It reveals a selfish trait,

Where we want to gratify the flesh

Rather than for God’s promises to wait.

When we act in haste

We end up with much less,

And miss out on God’s blessing

As we settle for second best.

Patience is a virtue

And God rewards those openly,

Who trust and wait on His timing

So His blessings they may see.

Jesus never acted in haste

But considered His Father’s ways,

And was led by His Spirit

Where true love and grace remains.

(C) P.B. 2021

“You shall not go out with haste.”  Isaiah 52:12

“We can plan our ways but the Lord determines our steps.”  Proverbs 16:9

“The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water; whose waters do not fail.”  Isaiah 58:11

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.  Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you.”  Psalm 32:8-9

“Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you.  He will not permit the Godly to slip and fall.”  Psalm 55:22

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5