A long time proponent of speed and efficiency, patience has been my nemesis. I was dumb enough to pray for patience and don’t do that. But the result in the end plus much Bible study, maturity (ahem), fasting and prayer but mostly a gift from God via the Holy Spirit, I noticed a leaning toward patience today.
My perspective: it is only achieved with humble surrender and God.
I was asked something very harshly, with a definite ignorance showing about me and my life’s journey. Rather than correct, I instantly surrendered that to God and let it go and was able to see their need rather than any hurt or anger of mine. And I prayed with them about their need, not een feeling at all some prideful correction in their ignorant words.
You see, I am not on this planet for me. You aren’t eiter, frankly. We are here, designed by God with love for God, then for others and then nature’s care. You too. When we live our design, everything clicks and the fruits of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, genteness and self-control) start to naturally come out. Wow! God knows what He is doing!😄❤❤❤