Patience (p?-sh?ns) is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast.
Sometimes I just wish I could teach people how to be patient. Like those drivers who don’t have enough patience to wait their turn and race around you when you’re at a traffic light that just turned green. Or those people who can’t wait 2 seconds for an answer to a question. The list goes on.
I’ve learned to not pray for patience. With God’s sense of humor, he tends to take that request and give you more opportunities to use your patience.
Sometimes I think that people need to just look up the correct definition of a word or action. Because they think they are doing one thing or acting one way, when they are in fact doing the exact opposite.
(I will NOT name names in this post! But I’m sure they know who they are!)
Proverbs 19:11 says “A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.”
So why is it that we have so many problems with being patient? We have this need for instant gratification. Fast food, microwaves, speeding, downloading songs/movies, etc, etc, etc. Why can’t we wait? What is so wrong with being patient in this world?
Just random thoughts.