The Steps of Patience

Step 1:         Surrender. Turn yourself over to God so that He can work in your life

Step 2:         Seek to understand. Ask yourself and God what you can learn from the trial.

Step 3:         Seek to grow. Ask the Lord to help you learn more about Him and His ways and
His will.

Step 4:         Seek to enrich. Ask God to enable you to bear fruit in the lives of others as
a result of  trials you have under gone. Actively look for opportunities.

Step 5:         Seek to glorify. Become concerned about how you can magnify the Lord in the                    middle or aftermath of you’re adversity.

 

 

Hebrews 10:36 says, “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.”

 

James 1:3-4 says “knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

 

(Ecclesiastes 7:9) talks about anger. Ephesians 4:26 states: “do not let the sun go down on your wrath.” I.e. Sleeping on it won’t help; you will wake up madder and angrier. Rather than expressing it wrongly or repressing it we should confess it and why. Remember the words in 1 John 1: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

 

James 1:5 says: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

2 thoughts on “The Steps of Patience

  1. Linda

    I understood your post very clearly.
    However, this is because I am a disciple.
    How would you explain this to a nonbeliever?
    I know Christians and Jews differ in areas but let me explain to nonbelievers some verses.
    1. To begin with, this author places biblical verses because the scripture is medicine to our souls.
    2. Why surrender? Let me place it this way; test God if you don’t believe.
    3.When it says not to sleep angry; it is because the way you sleep, is the way you will wake up. It will only grow whether it’s good or bad.

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  2. kenuetrecht

    do not let the sun go down on your wrath.” I.e. Sleeping on it won’t help; you will wake up madder and angrier. Rather than expressing it wrongly or repressing it we should confess it and why. Remember the words in 1 John 1: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

    very inspirational, and words that should not be forgotten.

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