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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Patience

Today is Day 13 of the 31 Day Writing Challenge with a prompt from Five Minute Friday. The prompt for today is "Patience."

Patience is tough. I know it's something I have difficulty with. It took me awhile to learn, it may not be the best thing in the world to pray for. Because, the way to learn patience, is to use it. James 1:3 says "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience." I remember when I was young and single, I'd pray for patience while I was waiting to find a man to love and marry. Well, let me tell you, God gave me patience by making me wait until I was 29 to meet my future hubby  and 30 until he asked me out for the first time. lol  It wasn't easy, but it was so worth the wait.

Patience is definitely needed in this life when dealing with other people. But when we're born again and have the Holy Spirit living in us, we develop the fruit of the spirit and one of these is patience. You can find the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22-23."But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!"

Each of these characteristics of the fruit can be hard to learn, but each one is so worth it.  So my plan is to pray and grow in the Spirit.

5 comments:

  1. Lord, give me patience ... and give it to me now! ;-) I'm an ongoing work in progress when it comes to patience.

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  2. oh patience....that is, and I have a feeling will remain, something I struggle with DAILY it seems in many areas. Soo many things require patience. I am better about it then when I was younger, but trust me it is a GIGANTIC problem for me, lol. Reminds me of that song....Have patience, have patience, don't be in such a hurry....when we get impatient we only start to worry....remember, remember that God is patience too, and think of all the times when He has had to wait on you! lol Have a good day!

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  3. I was better at patience when I was younger. Funny thing, I am still pretty patient about many things expect I can't stand waiting for toast....LOL. I never prayed to God when I was younger. I wish I had that knowledge then. We went to church but I was never taught how to talk to God. Of course we much be patient with God because we must wait on His timing for us. So glad that God sent you the perfect man!

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  4. Patience isn't one of my stronger virtues, but this past year has taught me to truly WAIT on the Lord.

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