Patience can be one of the most difficult virtues to master, and we know how tough it can be to remain patient through all the challenges your life throws at you. What you need to know, however, is that God would not place these challenges before you if He did not know you could handle them, and learning patience is the way to learn and grow from these challenges without becoming overwhelmed. Patience is a requirement while sustaining your marriage, while raising children, while doing your best at work, and he better you get at remaining patient, the better all of these aspects of your life will be.
Sometimes it takes a little motivation to remain patient, and we know just the place to find it. The bible is full of highly motivating passages and verses pertaining to patience, and reminding yourself of them can provide a huge helping hand in improving your patience every day.
In Ephesians 4:2, the Bible states “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” What this tells us is God’s will for us to remain gentle, even when our nerves and our frustrations may lead us astray, and that it is His intention for us to show one another love even in these trying times. When something wears on your ability to remain patient, look within yourself to remain humble, and patience and love will come in kind.
Patience also helps us to reach understanding, and to learn from situations instead of being blinded by them. In Proverbs 14:29, the Bible states “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” Being quick to anger blinds your better judgement, and leaves you in a position to forget that God has a perfect plan for all of us. By remaining patient, you’ll be able to learn the lessons He has put forth to you within your challenge, and come out on the other side with a better vision and stronger faith.