“Be patient, then brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming.” (James 5:7 NIV)
Easier said than to do- believe me it’s something I work at every single day. During my time of being homeless, I lost patience every day. I questioned God, cursed, and yelled. I was pissed that I was going through this situation. All I ever wanted was to live a good life and be happy. Again that’s what I wanted but God wants more.
Patience is suffering, we all must go through the flame to get to the other side. The blessed are those who “PERSEVERED”. We all saw Job and all that hew went through, but he persevered also with much and much patience and look what God brought about. Our God is full of compassion and mercy but we must be patient and pray.
Yes it’s hard to see others get all their heart desires but we are only seeing the outside. We don’t know what struggles they have gone through in life or how long the process of patience took them. Whether you are in trouble or happy stay in prayer and while in prayer be truthful and full of love in your heart. For what is for you no man can take, God again knows what he has for us. Slow and steady with patience will succeed every time.
Disclaimer: The blog is my own personal interpretation from reading the Bible. I am not a minister only a person who is learning the Bible and absorbing the word.
Able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. (Merriam-Webster.com/dictionary/patient)
The word Patient is a moment that begin in our childhood. We watch and learn from others. There were many ways my own family members handled patience some where good while others were unhealthy.
So I learned how to cope my watching family and I dealt with situations by becoming angry, upset, and having a tantrum- anger was what I saw and that is what I had inside of me. I had no other way to handle patience.
Until I became homeless and placed in a situation where I needed to learn patience and how to cope and tolerate situations when the going got tough. I had to learn to keep calm and think before I reacted to situations. Because one thing for sure until I learned patience I was going to remain homeless and going down a downward spiral to nowhere. Mainly something had to change.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Romans 5:3 – NIV
Patience is the way you train your mind to cope when situations occur. For example, when you are siting in your car on a Friday and traffic is horrible. We get impatient and anger rises. Now what will getting mad cause – you to make decisions that could alter your life and someone else. So you must breathe turn on the radio and learn to cope because in the end you will make it to your destination maybe not when you want but you will make it
Sometimes we just have to wait and not become anxious in life just because others are moving ahead and we are still in the same place. Maybe its not our time yet or could be we need to move to a different place to get things moving in our own life- you know like a shift or alternating route. Nothing is going to change unless you get up and make it happen
I know for me I am a better person because I have learned to become more patience and I’m thankful for it. Below are some key factors to learning patience and becoming a better you.
When you learn patience you make better decisions. We need to take a deep breath analyze the situation understand what is going on and avoid making a hasty decision you will regret.
Being more patient will cause less stress in your life. During this process you will learn that things may take longer to happen than others and not always a bad thing. Everyone and everything has its time and place. You will become more patient, less angry and overwhelmed when things don’t happen on your time.
Your people relationships will become less short. You will grow an understanding towards others mistakes and not be so quick to yell or ridicule some. Patience will enable you to build longer, stronger, and lasting relationships.
Remember put on your positive glasses its all about how you look at a situation.
The last phase of the puzzle will focus on what I call the “4P’s for a New Journey”
Patient, Passion, Positive, and Perseverance-these pieces are the steps towards a new “you” as the next journey of a better “you” is developing once you have gone through the STORM becoming anew is important part of the journey.
We last read about INSPIRE and how inspiring others is a positive approach you never know who your story will help. So prepare for the “4Ps” and an inspiring journey to a better you for a beautiful future.