Friday, 14 June 2013

Patience - A Trait to Treasure.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, Patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.

What is Patience? It is one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. It is thus a great trait to have as a youth for it holds much in store for us.
Want to know-> why should a youth have patience?

  • ·         Necessary for self-control
Many are the compromising situations that a youth face, which without patience we get a stray. Many of us are still hold unto strong relationships, others have achieved their goals all through patience. Even the bible states in Prov 16:32
Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city’.

  • ·         Necessary for the harvest.
Christ is coming soon for a clean and Holy Church, prepare ye the Way.Let us hold unto our faith and wait upon Christ. In all these I guarantee you that you require Patience. James 5:7-8
Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.’

  • ·         Necessary for receiving the promises.
The Lord’s promises are true .He is not a man to lie (Numbers23:19).Many of us are much expecting from God, some of us for a good job, others for a good wife ,others for Education and some like me all the above. So we need to have patience in waiting. The bible says Abraham waited patiently and God granted him his prayer. Hebrews 6:15

And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.’

  • ·         Live lives worth our calling
I do believe each one of us has a calling, a defined call that the Lord has in store for him/her. You will never know your calling unless you hope unto the Lord. Look Ephesians 4:1-3

‘1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.’

My Prayer tonight even as I pen-off is that we may ask  the Holy Spirit to grow patience in us. Even in this digital generation.