Strength for Patience

Last month we spent some time talking about the topic of faith.  It’s a topic that calls us to suspend doubt and have a little trust in stuff that not everyone will agree with or believe in or understand.  Sometimes we’re better at having faith than other times.  The good news is that we can always work on growing our faith and developing it. It’s kind of like a muscle in that way.  This month the topic we’ll be talking about is patience.  Today the aspect of patience I want to talk about is having strength.

If there’s one thing that patience calls for it’s having strength.  You have to be strong to wait until the time is right and your patience can be rewarded.  You have to be strong to keep moving along even if you’re not seeing the results you were hoping for, especially if you know that God is leading or calling you in that direction.  You have to be strong to just take things step by step and not leap immediately to the finish line because it won’t accomplish the full victory.  True patience isn’t for the weak.

The good news is that God not only provides the guidance for our lives, He also can provide the strength to be patient and work through things as He calls us to them.  If you really want to live a life of faith and fulfill the calling God has for you, it’s necessary to be patient and continue on the journey that God has put before you.  If you find your patience is being tested this week I encourage you to ask God for the strength to keep going and not just endure but thrive.

“So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11


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