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In Need Of Patience



Hello Beautiful!


I have another encouraging word for you beautiful ladies! It is all about patience today! I don’t know about you all, but I need a little patience in my life. I need a little more patience in dealing with others and myself. If you are struggling with this same issue, this blog post is for you! During this blog, we will study what the words say about why we should have patience with leaders that are placed over us, how having wisdom yields patience, and how the end of something is better than the beginning. If you are a person that rather listens to videos, please click play on the video above. Ladies let's jump right into our study on patience 😊!


What is Patience?



Definitions:

Patience-the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset

Capacity- the maximum amount that something can contain, the amount that something can produce

Tolerate- allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one does not necessarily like or agree with


After reading the definition, we can see that patience is being able to tolerate the things that we don’t like, especially when these things do not change right away. God wants us to have patience with others and ourselves because patience takes restrictions off God! Ladies, have you ever noticed that as soon as you let things go and calm down, God moves in your situation at that moment? I have! God has done this time and time again. Patience is the part of love that allows us to learn what our weaknesses are, and it gives us space to change. This is a full word for some of us! Can I love others and myself enough to allow room to change?

 

Now that we have learned a little more about the meaning of patience, let's read our first scripture!


Through patience, a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone -Proverbs 25:15


Gentle-having or showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character.


 

What is God saying to us through this scripture?


God is saying we cannot control the leaders that God placed over us. If there is a leader that we see has weaknesses, the best way to bring about a change in that person’s life is by being able to tolerate their weakness. We do this by standing in the truth that God has spoken in His word.

It is very important to remember that someone had to bear our weaknesses by praying for us and looking past our faults. We have to do the same for others. Jesus asked, “he without sin cast the first stone.” I can tell you right now ladies, it would not be me. I am not qualified to throw any stones. Patience is all about loving that person that is hard to tolerate.


This scripture helps me to see that love helps people to change towards you. The most amazing thing is… God is love. Having patience with others, especially those that give us a hard time, teach others that we value them regardless of their faults


 

That was some good word ladies! Here is our second scripture:


A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense. - Proverbs 19:11


Wisdom- the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise

Yields-produce or provide

Quality-a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something

Offense-annoyance or resentment brought about by a perceived insult to or disregard for oneself or one's stance


 

What is God saying to us through this scripture?


Wow, this scripture brought some things home for me. It was good to look at the definitions of certain words.


God is teaching us that with wisdom comes patience. Wisdom is something that you gain as you suffer through a few things. Well as we walk with Christ, we grow daily and learn how to have mercy on each other. God has mercy on us, and he is constantly willing to forgive us of our sins.


So, if God has mercy on us, we should be willing to have mercy on someone else.

One of the words that stood out to me was the offense. According to the definition, when you are offended by something or someone, it is perceived as an insult. My mind automatically went to what perceived means. The way we perceive things deals with our perception of something. Our perception of things is not always true, so we must give people chances and talk to them about the offense before we decide to give up on them.


 

Ladies we are almost done with our study on patience! Here is the last scripture


The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

- Ecclesiastics 7:8


Matter-an affair or situation under consideration; a topic

Pride-a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing conduct.

Inordinate- unusually large


 

What is God saying to us through this scripture?


This is a very interesting scripture to me because it is saying how the end of a situation is better than its beginning. This statement forces us to think about situations that caused us some offenses. When I think about it, in every situation I have been in, whether it was concerning other people or just situations where I lacked patience with processes, the ending was always better than I thought.


The first thing that we do as humans jump to conclusions (having the end already figured out in our minds) about how we think things are going to turn out. This leads us to make irrational decisions. Like pushing people out of our lives or not trying to do things that God has given us the strength to do.


God teaches us patience because patience is an extension of love and wisdom. Love is what saved us, and it is the very thing that is going to cause situations to change in our lives. How much are we willing to allow God to show His love through us?


This is the end of our study on patience. God really thought gave me a few things to think about through this study. I hope God has done the same for you! Thank you ladies for taking the time to spend some time going through the word of God with me today! I will see you next time!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below your sister is waiting to hear from you!


Things to think about:

  • Did you know that your situation will not change until you walk in patience?

  • The moment we let go of what we feel or think about people or situations, and wait on God to do his thing, is when things start to change

  • Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. -Psalms 27:14

  • Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes. - Psalms 37:7


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