Having a pattern of patience

Patience is probably one of the hardest things to talk about. It is because when you are having to be patient and wait upon the Lord it is out of your control or influence. For most patience is the battle for self. My grandfather was not patient, he expected results now, but he was a doer. I have learned over the years that the Lord is faithful, that allows me to have patience but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. Like a child who is fiercely independent and says, ” I can do it on my own” but realizes that they really can’t, we struggle against the helplessness. Thankfully the Lord is longsuffering with our independence and stubbornness.

The bible says, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.” (1 Timothy 1:15-16)

Paul writing to young Timothy reminding him that as God shows his patience towards us so that we should let others see that pattern of patience in us. May all of us who struggle in waiting on the Lord learn the lesson of longsuffering as our Lord was patient with us let us be patient.

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