Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13: 4, 7 NLT
Hi there! I’m super glad to have you here. I pray that this blog post inspires you to be patient with God and with yourself in Jesus name. Amen.
I’ll start with a story,
Bayo wanted to build a duplex. He got an architect, a few contractors, and building construction began. It took three months to complete the building. He hosted a house warming ceremony, sent pictures to his various social media platforms #ijustbuiltmyduplex. There were many comments from people. “It’s a beautiful house.” “God when?”
His friend, Soji wanted to build a skyscraper. He invited various architects, project managers, structural and civil engineers and many more. Getting the architectural drawings for the building took several months itself. The land had to be inspected severally, so many things were put into consideration. He was fed up. “Be patient.” He heard that voice in his spirit but his mind drifted to the pressures from his friends. “Don’t you feel you should have built your first house?” “It doesn’t take a long time to own a beautiful house?” “Are you sure your architect is doing a great job?” So many questions. He decided to listen to his spirit.
After sometime, he lost his friends. They claimed he wasn’t successful. Most of his friends owned many buildings and cars while he had just finished the foundation of his skyscraper. He successfully built the skyscraper after five years. It was a beauty to behold. The houses of his friends were lilliputians beside his. Story written by Oladewa Laura.
The word “patience” has gone into extinction in the world. Things should be done NOW. You must be rich NOW, you must be famous NOW.
Let’s talk about a successful character in the Bible – Deborah. Deborah was a prophetess, wife, mother, judge, activator of many destinies and more. Was she all of these in a day? She wasn’t. Nothing just happens. There was a process. (Judges 4 and 5).
Also, Joseph in the Bible experienced a winter season in his life. Everything seemed against him. His family turned their backs against him. However, he was patient with God and himself. He overcame and got to the fall season of his life; the season of overflow. Genesis 39-40.
Patience is natural. It’s in the Bible. Jesus Christ was born into the earth and waited patiently for thirty three years before he died for your sins. He had to wait for those years otherwise there will be nothing for you to look forward to. Imagine if he died a baby. How would you learn of Him?
Don’t be in a rush. In one of my previous blog post “superficial life “, I wrote about how nothing is as important as God and His kingdom. You need to make God your focus and God alone.
For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up in you the power of endurance (patience). And then as your endurance (patience) grows even stronger, it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.
James 1:3-4 TPT (Emphasis added).
When you give yourself to patience, maturity and wholeness will be inevitable. What God is making out of you is different. Don’t compare yourself to others. It’s foolishness.
Trust God with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him and He will definitely direct your plans. God knows your dreams are extremely big. His plans are way bigger and they will come to fruition if you can trust Him alone.
Guard your heart from everything or anyone that makes you want to make haste.
If you don’t have the life of Christ, then it will be difficult for you to be patient as long- suffering is a fruit of The Holy Spirit. Without patience, you cannot have any hope for a beautiful future as you will keep chasing shadows. You can say this prayer with faith in your heart if you want to accept Jesus. “Dear Jesus, I acknowledge that you died for my sins. I ask that You forgive me of all my sins and make me your child. Thank You because You have forgiven me. Amen.”
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