"Be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience." - Colossians 1:11
We have been talking about “Patience” for the last two weeks and I hope you are able to implement them in your life because patience is one of those attributes that you cannot learn by reading about it. It’s a quality that can only be acquired by persistent, enduring practice. And for me, it’s a drill that I go over, and over, and over again! Patience is just part of the equipment we need if we are going to cope with life (can I hear Amen!?).
How many times are we placed in a difficult position, or forced to deal with an “impossible” situation? Or perhaps, an “impossible” person? Or “unexplainable” circumstances? These circumstances are always opportunities to grow in patience or to learn to submit to God’s providential will, and often, to minister in some special or unique way.
So what happened if we failed to be patient? Well, take a look at this story:
"When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, '"Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."' (Exodus 32:1 ESV)
We know what happened next? They grumbled and became stiff-necked then made themselves an idol and the rest is history.
The bible says: Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 1 Corinthians 10:11
Therefore let’s practice to : "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him" (Psalm 37:7).