A Little Patience, Please

“Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.” -James 5:7

We’ve all seen the little sign many folks have on their desk which says, “Lord, give me patience – and please hurry!”

That’s the way just about every feels at some point in life. It seems when we need patience, we need it now. And, there are so many areas of our life where this applies – our finances, job status, etc.

Interestingly, the verse above comes right smack dab in the middle of a passage about our relationships. We are told when it comes to dealing justly and decently with people – we need to be patient. If we think about this honestly – in this moment when no one else is rushing us – it is the way we all want to be treated. We don’t want people giving us burdensome tasks and wanting it done yesterday. We just want to be treated fairly and, well, with patience.

So, that’s the way we should deal with others.

Think of how much better our work life, home life, every other aspect of our lives would be if we are just a little more patient. Of course, the ultimate model for this is demonstrated toward us in the way God deals with us. Just think about THAT one for a moment!

 

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