Patience is definitely a virtue. We live in a world where, when we want something, we want it now. It does not matter what how busy the restaurant is, if the employee is brand new, or if the person behind the counter has had a rough day: we want it now This is so contrary to how we as the Church are supposed to act! We are to stand out from the world and exhibit the attributes of Christ.
In Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he tells them what the character of the new man looks like:
“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved,
put on a heart of compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience.”
We are to stand out from the world, to be lights in the darkness. To do this, we must deny our flesh and put on the attributes of Christ.
This week, I challenge you to pause when you catch yourself being impatient, take a deep breath, and apply the truth of God’s Word to the situation.