Patience is not only a distant goal that we seek, but also… The Universe, God, a higher power, whatever you call it – is in charge of patience. Patience is not only a distant goal that we seek, but also the means by which we arrive at that goal. Prayers are answered in God’s time, not ours. Why do we forget that so easily? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.