You can’t overcome impatience in a hurry

Patience isn’t a prisoner to time frames and to-do lists. Patience isn’t upset by delay. Patience appreciates moments, not just results.

Patience waits without complaining. It endures with inner peace because it never lets go of hope. However, anger frequently tosses patience overboard.

Every frustration is an opportunity to grow your patience. Patience is the ability to trust God’s timing rather than your own.

Patience trumps the tedious by outlasting it. It triumphs over annoyance. Patience remains unruffled. Although patience isn’t very popular, it can save much wasted effort and frustration.

Patience is power — the power of restraint — the power not to be pulled, pushed, or pressured in the wrong direction. Patience can overcome great obstacles and solve major problems.

Patience is endurance of difficulty without anger or retaliation. Delay doesn’t make patience disappear. It reveals it (or reveals the lack of it).

Patience is the ability to continue to demonstrate love, even when you’re tempted to act with irritation and/or anger. It waits with kindness.

Rivers are patient. Sometimes they flow fast; sometimes slow. Like a river, patience doesn’t rush in the wrong direction.

If you build your life with mental blocks, you’ll box yourself in. Build with patience instead. Patience isn’t about knowing how to wait. Instead it is the willingness to calmly wait. You can’t overcome impatience in a hurry.

Patience doesn’t get irritated with and/or try to silence people who speak against injustice. It listens with compassion.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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