Piece 4: Patience


Patience is a virtue, fees are exorbitant!

I’ve not found an ideal model of someone who is PATIENT but a perfect example of being IMPATIENT can be none other than me. All my life, I’ve been always running ahead of time, making numerous mistakes of all sorts, well I am growing ๐Ÿ˜€

Being a woman isn’t easy, when you have a home, a child, a full time job and other additional social activities, and that’s where I believe God has been extremely gracious…. And numerous times I’ve screamed I can’t handle it anymore, I can’t do it, I can’t be patient with this life where I have to be completely selfless (That’s what I maybe thinking but may not be the truth), always understanding and never understood (again from my perspective), always accommodating and never accommodated (my perspective).

While, talking about patience it is important to talk about self gratification. Most often, we are impatient with ourselves and others because “I” is at the center, we are so accustomed to our fact pace culture where everything has to be satisfied immediately. We are not used to delayed gratification, but the Good Lord says “Wait in my presence”.

Patience develops as we grow in the presence of the Lord, learning that He is Good, He is Able, He is in control and not ME. Patience is about trusting God and not Man!

God has his way of revealing himself to us and teach us patience. “We run this race of life looking forward to eternity and the speed limit is PATIENCE, we need to abide by this speed limit“. Its always thrilling to speed up, not so exciting to see others ahead of us and there is always a tempting desire to run past the speed limit and break the rules! Consequences can be as severe as a being killed – A SPIRITUAL DEATH!

I’ve a long road to travel, but PATIENTLY and I know its not going to be EASY. But I’m reminded of Paul’s words to the Romans – “weย also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

Since the day I began meditating on Patience, I’ve been very Impatient with people around me and that actually taught me one thing that Patience is BITTER but its FRUIT SWEET and its CHOICE! One good practice that I yearn to follow is to glance through God’s mercies, see how patient he’s been with someone rebellious like me and to be able to reflect the same patience!


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  1. I feel your pain as I read this. I commend you for working on your patience; I think you’re right about God refining you in this difficult time. One thing I don’t agree with is the statement that you have to be “completely selfless” all the time. That is a recipe for burnout, frustration, and broken homes (thinking of my own mother, who was this way, until one day she kinda snapped…and shocked us all by doing some things that led to the family breaking up–of course, it wasn’t all her fault…but I digress). Best to take care of yourself, too, so you can better take care of your loved ones. I like the analogy about the life vest or breathing equipment on a plane; you have to put your own on first before you can help anyone else. Wearing yourself thin ultimately helps no one. God bless you! May you find peace amidst the turmoil!

    1. Well, I’m looking for clues to help me save myself.. I should agree with you that being too selfless does not do good to anybody and I’ve been standing in everyone’s shoes and I’ve left myself to be bruised too much! Yes, its time I get to understand myself and my needs!

      Thanks much for checking out ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Being Patient is very difficult specially in today’s world where things are on fast track! We can posses this virtue only with the love of Jesus! As it’s said in Eph 4:2, ‘Be completely humble and gentle; be patient,bearing with one and another in love.’ Nice to remind us of what is expected of us!


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