Patience Is...

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Habakkuk 2:3
Holy Spirit, I pray this day that you will fill me with your self and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 
In our age of hyper-connectivity patience is becoming a lost art. 
Amazon knows people don’t like to wait. 
We want what we want and we want it now.
1. Patience is a willingness to wait just a little longer.
  • We have a tendency to complain to God when things don’t come together as quickly as we would like.
  • That’s because God’s timing is perfect. 
  • The ability to delay gratification just a little longer. 
  • “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” ‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:3‬ 
2. Patience is a willingness to give others room to grow. 
  • I’m better than you are; I am more important than you are. 
  • Please Be Patient. God Isn’t Finished With Me Yet. 
  • “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬
  • If God can be patient with you, you can be patient with others. 
  • Ephesians 3:2
3. Patience is a willingness to try again. 
  • I want you to know that there will be times when you have to deal with discouragement head on. 
  • “for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭24:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬
  • Please be patient with yourself, because God isn’t finished with you, yet. 
  • Philippians 1:6
  • Those people who try your patience... let them be a reminder of the patience God has shown to you.