Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Patience Comes from Trouble

Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
I always warn people not to pray for patience.  If you pray for patience you will get enough trouble in your life to teach you patience. If you will notice the most impatient people in the world are the ones who get upset over little things.  Only after you have dealt with some serious tribulation or trouble in our life can you look at the little things and shrug them off.
People blow their horns and lose their tempers when someone fails to start off fast enough in front of them at a red-light.  If they were dealing with a loss in their family or a terminal illness in their own life waiting at a red light might not bother them so much.
The little troubles in our life are not near as bad as our reaction to them some time, especially when we compare them to some of the more serious things people are having to deal with.
Don't pray for patience.  Just learn to be patient.  It comes from depending on God to get you through the little troubles in life as well as the great tragedies in life.
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