“He that can have patience can have what he will.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) One of the Founding Fathers of the USA.

Benjamin Franklin was a well-known American figure – author, scientist, inventor and diplomat – as well as being credited with helping draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

One thing he would have learnt from experience, I would imagine, that many worthwhile things take time to achieve, and that means that you have to learn to be patient. When things don’t work out the first time, or when things seem to be taking a long time, have patience. When you do, you will achieve your goals.

The photograph is of Dinorwig Quarry in North Wales. It was the second largest slate quarry in the world at one time. It’s huge. Now that did not happen overnight. It opened in 1787 and closed in 1969, nearly 200 years later. It was quite an achievement, one that took patience at many times, I am sure.

Some people give in and give up before they achieve, because they run out of patience. They get fed up, they get despondent, and they give up. 

… have all the endurance and patience you need…

Colossians 1:11

The Bible also says you need to have endurance to along with patience. It’s not always easy. Are you struggling to achieve something in your life? Then why not practice endurance and patience. Be patient…

Coming soon – #ThursdayThought booklet, with a collection of quotes.