The Power of Patience

October 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Reading for the Day – Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

 

All our actions lead to consequences. However, sometimes, it feels like we have done nothing bad or nothing good, but still reap certain consequences in our lives. Where do those come from? They come from our attitude. Both pride and patience are the attitudes, with which we handle matters. A bad attitude, such as pride, is a like a nice looking apple, rotten inside.

The same is true about patience. Sometimes, we may bear circumstances or people with great patience and please God. But, at other times, we seem to be doing a good thing by just being patient, but reap bad consequences. Why would that happen? Because there are times, when patience ceases to be a virtue.

You do have to be patient, waiting upon the Lord or doing good to those, who treat you poorly. But, when devil gets rampant in your life, when thing go down, when your kids ruin their lives and you stand aside and patiently wait for all this to end, patience is not a virtue anymore.

Sometimes, we really have to get angry. We have to put an end to things, take an initiative and change things for better. Patience is a virtue, when it goes hand in hand with responsibility. If you take God given responsibility for yourself, for your family, for your church, for your city and for your nation, then you work with patience and pray with patience to change things for better. And, things do change. You reap good consequences of your patience in your life, in your family and in your world.

If you just stand there and wait, thinking you are exercising in patience, watching the world and your life with it going to hell, you reap bad consequences of not taking up your responsibility. So, know where and how to be patient.

 Prayer Suggestion: Pray to the Lord to show you, where you are truly patient and need to persevere, and where you might be just hiding behind the patience and shunning your responsibility.

Robert Moment is a life-transforming inspirational life coach , speaker and author of highly acclaimed inspirational book, Christian Women-Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose , happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing online Bible Study titled,  Christian Living.

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