We can apply this story to our own lives by asking a few questions.
*Do we wait for the Lord, or are we impatient and try to do our own thing with our own timing?
*Do we seek the Lord and His power, or do we settle for "second best"?
*Do we realize that God's timing is perfect and that He allows suffering and hardship for a reason?
*Do we have enough faith in the Lord?
*How might we grow in faith?