Now for any Mama, when you look at the Fruits of the Spirit, Patience is the one that stands out! PATIENCE! Lord please gives me more of that! 😉 Ha Ha
How does a tired Mama stay patient with all the constant demands, nagging, fighting and needs around them….. God, that’s how! There is no other way! More of Him and less of you! More of His Spirit and Power!
He chose you as the perfect mother for your children and the best mate for you husband. In the same way, He has equipped you to deal with and handle all the demands and stresses these roles give you.
Definition: The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious
Synonyms: Forbearance, Tolerance, Restraint, Endurance
Imagine being able to tolerate delay, problems and suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious at your kids and husband? Is that even possible? With God ANYTHING is POSSIBLE! And when it is His spirit and power, then of course you can! More Endurance and more Tolerance… YES PLEASE JESUS!
In Proverbs 25.15 God tells us that “Patience and gentle talk can convince a ruler and overcome any problem” . So there is great power in Patience! My 4 year old often thinks she is the ruler of my J Clan…. So this may just be my new tactic to conquer this challenge! 😉
Where do you find your patience tested the most? You may find that you have a great deal of patience towards your family but waiting on God’s timing is where your patience is really tested? You start to become annoyed and anxious as you wait on the Breakthrough?
Well there is Hope! It is so easy to lose our patience when God has promised something and then the promise never seems to come! You start to doubt His promise, His timing and feel like He has just abandoned you. But He will never leave you nor forsake you, Hebrews 13.5.
God tells us in Hebrews 10.36 to “Learn to be patient, so you will please God and be given what He has promised”. So don’t lose Hope because “Endurance builds character, which gives us a hope” Romans 5.4. Just keep on keeping on, keep on waiting on Him and praise Him in the trials until your promise comes to pass. Because if He has promised it, He will deliver it… He may just take a little longer than we would like Him to. Whatever happens, it will be worth it because His ways are always better and above our ways.
Now this may be the most Challenging Fruit of All but are You ready for it?!?! 😉 Let’s grow in our PATIENCE with our husbands and children this week! Is this too big to ask? James 1.4 challenges us to have more patience and endurance in our lives, “You must learn to endure everything, so you will be completely mature and not lacking in anything”! I don’t know about you but I have sure been needing more maturity in handling my kids lately, SO LET’S DO IT!