LOVE IS PATIENT
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV
According to New Oxford American Dictionary patient is being able to wait without becoming annoyed or anxious. I have met many good Christians who are struggling in this area of patience. There are some people who are not patient drivers so they risk their lives daily that they may get ahead of everybody else.
We have some people who can't wait other to finish their sentences without interrupting. There are some of us who can't keep our promises. We tend to break them after sometime because we can't afford to keep waiting. I have seen Christians losing their temper and get annoyed easily; especially when they found themselves in the situations that they are forced to wait for something or certain people.
The Bible says love is patient, I was asking myself why Paul put patient to be the first component that forms love. I came to realize that patient is a foundation of all things, if you are patient enough great things will come in your way. If you are patient and wait for God, you will get the best of God in every thing in life. You can't say you walk in love, if you don't have patience in you, they all go together.
This morning, I want to encourage you to ask our Lord Jesus to help you be patient in all situations. You may be working with some people who get on your nerves every day. You have prayed God to take them in another department; but they are still there in front of you every new morning. Maybe God hasn't answered your prayers; because He wants you to learn to be patient and live with all sorts of people.
Sometimes God allow difficulties in our families, ministries and place of work that He may perfect our love. He wants us to be patient enough to live in any environments with anyone who may come in our way. He wants in all things to walk in love and be the source of hope in this hurting world that we live in today. We shall continue with this Series of Love according to 1 Corinthians 13 tomorrow if God wishes, God bless You!
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Heavenly Father, help me to be patient with all people and in all situations. In Jesus' Name, Amen.