God and Patience

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Patience
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. But what does patience mean actually? According to “Free-Dictionary.com”, the definition of patience is the capacity to endure hardship, difficulty, or inconvenience without complaint. Patience emphasizes calmness, self-control, and the willingness or ability to tolerate delay. As we all know, patience is one of the main virtues and is hard work, and costs one. However its fruits, the results and rewards surprises one pleasantly. For me, I believe patience is God’s test for us. For instance, when we are being concerned about our Heavenly Father again and again, we might grow tired of waiting. It might begins to feel like our prayers are falling on deaf ears. Tired of waiting for His replies to our prayers, tired of waiting for Jesus our Savior to return. These tiredness are for God to test our patience. Patience reveals our faith in God’s timing, omnipotence, and love. The course of life is not easy. We have to face a lot of struggles in our lives. We have to suffer mental torment and physical agony. As things go the way we want, it is easy for patience to be demonstrated. Waiting is a common experience. Yet,waiting for the things you want to achieve can be a little hard sometimes, though the wait will be worth it at the end. While it may not seem worth it at the time to wait, we might be better off in the end. Similarly, a ‘bitter’ plant will take awhile to grow, nevertheless the ‘fruit’, its result will be pleasant and sweet. Basically patience pays off. There are moments in our lives that we can wait patiently and impatiently. Such as I could be impatient in arguments with others, impatient when my parents nagged about my untidy bedroom or being betrayed by friends. Though, my patience is displayed while I wait for God’s reply to my prayers and his plan for me. Patience is praised by Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 as among the fruit of the Spirit which should be produced for all the...
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