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.