Patience doesn’t come easily for some of us. We rush through mealtimes, and speed down roads as if they were race tracks. We want to be patient but knowing where to begin feels like trying to make a cake by starting with frosting.
How can we do it?
I recently asked some friends if they ever pray for patience, they responded with fear. Many stated if we pray for patience, we get our patience tested. Is that true?
Does our patience only get tested when we ask for help? Or, do we notice our failings more because we want so badly to change?
If you want to become one of those patient people we all respect so much, here are some steps to help you succeed:
1. Know Where You Want to Go
What does patience mean to you? to other people?
What does patience mean to God?
2. Ask for Help
Despite the fear looming overhead, God can help.
3. Believe In God’s Ability
4. Practice Makes Progress
- In Our Marriage
- With our Kids
- With Ourselves
5. Keep Trying, No Matter What
Help us learn to serve you better. Which step connected most with you? Which one is the toughest?