Do You Want To Gain More Patience?
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My mother was Italian, and I can remember one word she taught me: the Italian word “Pazienza,” which in English means patience! We all struggle with patience, but God’s word teaches us how to practice patience. Practice patience by trusting that God is in control. Like most all things, patience can be learned. Patience does not just naturally happen overnight.
Our tolerance increases and strengthens as we trust God’s perfect will and timing. The next time you have to wait for something, look for ways to make the most of the situation you are involved in. For example, if you are in a line at the store, use the time to talk with others or pray, and ask God to give you patience, especially if you are in a hurry. Ask God to show you how to be content in your circumstances. Keep in mind that if you pray for patience, the Lord will put circumstances to strengthen you and develop the patience you desire. ~ Bill Greguska
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Here Are Five Principles To Developing Patience:
- Staying focused on the goal
- Learning to think before speaking
- Looking for ways to give our service to others
- Working out our conflicts with others
- Working with God through the Spirit to develop godly patience in us, producing a calm, positive attitude and peace of mind
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What Does The Bible Say About Patience?
- It originates from God: Romans 15:4-6
- Is part of the fruit of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22
- It is a product of self-control and is part of Godliness: 2 Peter 1:6
- Was demonstrated by Christ: Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 27:14; John 8:6-7
- Helps us grow during trials: Romans 5:4, Romans 12:12; Romans 15:4; James 1:3-4
- Allows us to be strengthened and blessed by God: Psalms 27:14; Psalms 37:7-9; Psalms 40:1; Isaiah 40:31; 1 Corinthians 1:4-9; Galatians 6:9; Colossians 1:10-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; Hebrews 6:12; Hebrews 10:36
- Is pleasing to God: Ecclesiastes 7:8; 2 Corinthians 6:4; James 5:10; Revelation 2:2-3
First Things First
(This is from The Book I wrote)
Lord, it is extremely beneficial for me to pray and think clearly about what I truly value, and then to live accordingly. I know without a doubt that it is you that I value! I need to take care of my relationship with you first, and then focus on my family, friends, and work. If I don’t set priorities, I can overlook the important things or run out of time to do them.
I have found that discipline that comes from you gives me the ability to do things I do not particularly want to do. You show me that doing them allows me to accomplish what I need and want to do in my life. It helps me when prioritizing my time to remember G.O.D., or “Good, Orderly Direction,” to focus on the essentials and not get side tracked.
Lord, are there areas in my life that I could better organize? Help me make the improvements I need. Most of all, I want my priorities to be lined up with your will, rather than wasting time with worldly things. I know that sometimes I won’t understand until later the purpose for what you are leading me to do today. Thank you that I can trust you and your word to light my way.
Matthew 6:33 ~ But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Discipline is doing what you don’t want to do, so you can do what you want to do. ~ Jeff Fisher, is a former American NFL football coach and player.
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Romans 12:12 ESV
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Galatians 6:9 ESV
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season, we will reap if we do not give up.
Romans 8:25 ESV
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Ephesians 4:2 ESV
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
Psalm 37:7-9 ESV
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
Philippians 4:6 ESV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
Colossians 3:12 ESV
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
Isaiah 40:31 ESV
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Proverbs 15:18 ESV
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 37:7 ESV
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
2 Peter 3:9 ESV
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish but that all should reach repentance.
James 1:19 ESV
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
Galatians 5:22 ESV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Romans 5:4 ESV
And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Hebrews 10:36 ESV
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what is promised.
James 5:7-8 ESV
Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord, is at hand.
Romans 15:5 ESV
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
1 Timothy 1:16 ESV
But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.
Proverbs 16:32 ESV
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
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