What is patience?

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What is patience?

It is the ability to tolerate  delay, troubles and suffering without getting angry about it.

Most of us really need help in this area me included, this was one of the toughest lessons I had to learn. I want it and I want it now! Like most of us.
God has a time, his time he is working together for our good, we must just believe and be patient.

Just like anything else it take practice, I needed a job, I prayed for a job, I looked for a job, I begged for a job yet I couldn’t find one eight long months yet I kept believing that he would provide and he did better than that, he gave me my own business.

For years I wanted out of my marriage, I put it out there, I prayed and 3 long years, it came to pass .It was in his time, not mine, I was not ready, he was putting things in motion, when I left I knew I could do this on my own.

I wanted to finish my book, but I couldn’t because I wasn’t done with all the chapters, how could I tell women to leave , to walk away and it will be great when I didn’t know myself.
When I was done with my test, my book flowed out of me, I had to write day and night, every free second.

I kept looking for a home, I wanted out but I couldn’t find one I could afford or liked yet I kept believing and yes he gave me one close to my kids school, in a great neighborhood, one I could afford and one that had such a peaceful feeling to it, just what I needed.
Going through what I am now, I know he will provide what I need, if it is not his will to stay in this home, I will pack and go to an even better one!

God will put you in a storm to see if you can hold on to your peace,
If we look forward and we don’t see it, yet wait patiently for it with confidence.

All through these times I knew God was going to do what he said he would I never lost faith.
You have to believe, to know without a doubt that it will happen.

You need endurance to win, endure the pain, endure knowing if you endure you will eventually win.

Without endurance you will never win the race.
How do you endure? To have patience. ..

I delight in weakness, in insults,in persecution in difficulties, for when I am weak, it is then I am strong.

Even when  your down, even when others are criticizing you, even when it is dark and you cannot see the sun, you have to have faith, you have to have patience to ensure.

I am still learning patience, its a daily thing for me but now I know patience pays off. I remember my mom saying “all good things come to those who wait” and it’s true.

So today my friends, practice patience, endure during difficult times, pray and believe, the best is yet to come, I am living proof of that.