40 Days To Purpose | Day 24

There are several ways we can consider the topic, Patience:

1. Patience during trying times
2. Patience in relating with people

3. Patience in spiritual growth and attainment

1. Patience during trying times

Earlier in this series, we considered the story of Job and how he remained faithful in the face of unbelievable difficulty. You can feel free to tell God about your problems and troubles. But if you have prayed and prayed and there is no answer, you have to trust that God is still in control. When you look for a way to go and sinfuly sort yourself out, you have ceased from trusting in God to trusting in the arm of flesh (yourself or someone else). Look at this:

1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

This scripture is still true today. God would not have allowed you pass through that trial if he knows you couldn’t bear it.

2. Patience in relating with people.

The 12 disciples followed Jesus around for 3 and a half years, yet they somehow were not sure he was God and that he had resurrected. Jesus spent a good number of days after his resurrection appearing to them to teach them all the scriptures concerning himself, trying to convince them that he was God and all the things he told them while he was alive were true. I thought Jesus would have been frustrated that after all the miracles, signs and wonders, these people still doubted him so much. Even after Jesus correctly predicted Peter’s betrayal, Peter was the first person to stand up and return to fishing.

If it were me, I would have been very frustrated.😁

How do we deal with people who are “weaker” in faith than us?

When people make mistakes, are we quick to condemn them or to forgive and encourage them?

How do we treat unbelievers who don’t even understand spiritual things?

Look at this:

Colossians 3:13
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you…

3. Patience in spiritual growth and attainment

Its high time we ditch the “sharp-sharp” mentality. That mindset may work for the world, but it does not work in the Kingdom at all.

You cannot become Kathryn Khulman in a day.

You cannot become Smith Wigglesworth in a day.

You cannot become Aime Mcpherson or Maria Woodworth Etter in a day.

You cannot become John G lake or Charles Spurgeon in a day.

If you try to jump the process like a robber/thief you will end up terminating your journey too quickly.

There was a time God told Elijah to stay somewhere and just eat and sleep. God knows when you need to move and when you need to slow down.

The most difficult task in your journey with God will be staying close to him enough to see exactly where and how he is leading you.

May God make us people of the secret place πŸ™.

THIS CLASS ON PATIENCE WILL NOT BE COMPLETE IF I DON’T MENTION THISπŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡Attitude.

You are only a patient person when you have mastered the art of waiting joyfully.
There are two types of people standing at every bustop πŸšπŸšŒπŸšŽπŸšπŸš‹πŸ•΄οΈπŸ•΄οΈright now.

1. Those who are worriedly looking around for the next bus and grumbling about the traffic situation in the country

2. Those who are humming away or smiling or singing their favorite song while peacefully waiting for the next bus

βœ…Both have important things to do
βœ…Both are running late

But the second type of person is enjoying a higher quality of life than the first. Your quality of life is determined by the emotions with which you choose to Wait.

Life is full of trials for everyone and we cannot pick and choose every single trial that will come our way. We can however decide how we want to endure.

So will you endure with Bitterness or with Joy?

May God help us to choose to wait in joy today and everyday for the rest of our lives, in Jesus name, Amen. God bless you all!!!

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