While we were using, patience wasn't something we were probably known for. We wanted everything at that moment and didn't care how we got it. We had no patience for those around us and circumstances. We wanted things how we wanted them and never wanted to wait for things to happen.
It wasn't until we came to A.A./N.A. that we quickly learned that things don't happen in our time. We have no control over when things happen or how they happen. Thus we are pushed into patience, which for us is a good thing. The more we work through the steps and know that we are powerless and that God has got us, the more we realize that we must be patient. Things will come they just may not come in our time. They will come in God's time.