Patience is one of those virtues that needs to be exercised in many of our lives. Come on, admit it, we want what we want when we want it.
Walking in the spirit will certainly move us along in the timing of God but it is no guarantee that we will be instantly gratified. Patience is needed to walk in faith believing.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:2-4 KJV
Count every experience joy? Yes, even in the “diverse temptations” of feeling hopelessness, feeling forgotten, feeling left out, feeling like giving up, throwing in the towel, and even quitting.
You may say, “I can’t do this. I just don’t have what it takes”. Nothing could be further from the truth. The “Greater One” who is within you is sufficient.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 KJV
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8 KJV
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Colossians 1:11-12 KJV
Open your Bible, get a concordance and search out the word “patience” and see how God has provided for you.
You are not alone.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV