Patience isn’t always recognized. Many mistake patience for slothfulness or wasting time. Time is money, but that doesn’t mean we should always spend it. Good things come to those who wait. When we live in haste we tend to forget the value of patience.
Sometimes patience requires action to create the opportunity to wait for something good. This is called perseverance. Making peace, for example, requires perseverance, before results are anywhere in sight.
While good things come to those who are patient, the best things come to those who persevere. As Jesus said, peacemakers shall be called sons of God.