We may not admit it, but, most of us ask God for patience and expect to have it right away!
"God grant me patience...and I want it right now!"
Again, character, doesn't just happen...it is built every day of our lives. And this patience can be difficult...most times it is very difficult. God never promised us that life would be easy, but promised to grant us the grace to get through all the trials we face.
In the King James Version of the Bible...Patience is referred to as long-suffering. I believe thinking of patience as long-suffering helps us understand that it is not a quick fix. It helps us realize that we may have to go through some "stuff" as we develop true patience....but it is worth it to have that character flow through our lives. If you are someone that angers quickly and can't for the life of you understand why some folks just don't see life the way you do...then as Bill Engvall (the comedian) says..."here's your sign".
This is quite possibly something everyone in the world has to work on...the reason being there are so many different scenarios everyday that requires having patience. It would be so easy to just flare up and let people have it...but just imagine the peace within your family at home or at work if you took a step back and just let patience do it's work in you.
I will say to all of you...this is not something that I have mastered in my life...but I am definitely working on it. As this picture says ... I haven't mastered it "yet"! Who knows...maybe tomorrow...I'll be so patient...ya'll won't be able to stand it! LOL All joking aside, I do desire to have the character of patience displayed daily in my life.
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