PATIENCE 

📖: Luke 15:11-24, 1 Samuel 13:8-14

Confession:  Psalm 91

Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger; or exhibiting forbearance.

Patience is to wait trusting and hoping in God even when the situation or circumstance is hard or difficult to achieve. As human beings, it is sometimes difficult for us to be patient and this is because we want to be in control, of problem affecting us personally. We want to do it our own way. We look at problems like food we put in the microwave, we put food in it and it’s ready the next minute. The Bible describes patience as a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). Patience is love, tolerance, forbearance, longsuffering, and, self control. Patience is the virtue of life. There are many examples in the Bible of those who demonstrated patience. Abraham, waited patiently and received the promise of God (Hebrews 6:13-15).

Beloved, having patience can be difficult, whoever is patient has great understanding but one who is quick-tempered displays folly (Proverbs 14:29). 
The lack of patience can delay blessings or can make us to miss out on them (1 Samuel 13:8-14). David waited twelve years for the manifestation of God’s promise to be made a King come to pass (2 Samuel 5:4-5).

As Christians, during trials or tribulations, God’s Word encourages us to be patient (James 1:3-4). Sometimes, God puts us in difficult situations for us to grow and at the end it will come out for our own good (Romans 8:28). We must learn to be patient through prayers and asking the Holy Spirit to teach us (Galatians 5:22-23). God’s timing is different from our timing; therefore we must have patientce with God, others and ourselves. We must not be discouraged in our waiting on the Lord, rather we must psevere, endure hardships, be prayerful, have confidence in God (Romans 12:12; Revelation 2:3). God is never late, He is always on time; He is God of time and season (Ecclesiastes 3).

Patience has limits. If the Lord could wait or be patient with with us that we do not perish, (2 Peter 3:9), then why can’t we His children be patient. Patience does not develop overnight, it takes prayers, dedication, longsuffering, self control and the help of the Holy Spirit to develop the spirit of patientce, (2 Corinthians 12:12). In our Christian race, we must have patience and endurance in order to achieve our goals; which is to be raptureable at the end of our journey in life and be with Christ Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2). Stay connected! Stay focused! Have a blessed week. Shalom!!! 

PRAYER

🙏 Holy Ghost fire incubate my spirit man, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 O Lord, let the anointing for spiritual breakthroughs fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 I refuse to wage war against myself, in the  name of Jesus.

🙏 I release the favor of God upon my life in Jesus’ name.

🙏 I bind and put to flight all spirits of fear, anxiety and discouragement, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 O Lord, let Your divine patience come upon my life, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 O Lord, restore everything I have lost through impatience, in the name of Jesus

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