An Asian has made a wise observation about the American way of life. He said he could write the biography of every American in three words: hurry, worry, bury. It’s true that many people have many things on their plates, as they have to finish their tasks in a short period of time. On occasions, we need to hurry up, but at times, we need to slow down.
As my ministry is hectic, I aim to get my work done as soon as possible. But, on the other hand, I ought to learn to slow down to wait for God’s leading. As waiting for God requires patience, He has used my circumstances to instill this attribute into my life. With the presence and the working of God’s Spirit in my life, I thank God for instilling more patience into me. Let’s ponder Paul’s words.
22But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22–23 NLT)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Dear God, can You help me to learn patience?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray that you can gain more patience.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share with a Christian the way God taught you patience.