Patience is one of the most difficult things to master. It’s an area that many fall short in especially when it comes to short term or long term situations. A test of patience can be waiting in a long line or waiting for career advancement, marriage etc. If we do not have patience, then how can we grow, if we are like children trying to get what we want when we want it. It’s important for us let our patience blossom. Patience develops discipline.
If you have the faith and you have the action that corresponds with it, then all you need now is patience. Allow your faith to stir up your patience. They both go hand in hand together. Patience gives us a chance to humbly wait on God. When we wait on God to do things his way, it allows him to step in to handle it righteously. James 1:4: says “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience”.
Sometimes the only thing that’s holding us back is patience. What good is faith and works if we have no patience? Waiting requires patience. Receiving the best requires patience . When his word comes to pass, you will not only need faith but the precious garments of patience. Wait upon the LORD and he will make sure that your patience will pay off.
What a title. It is written in Romans 7:22 (KJV): “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me”. A choice of righteousness and evil is always set before us. Even when we do the right thing, evil is always present. It does not take discipline, strength or control to do the wrong thing. Obeying him takes courage and power. Do not allow the temptations of this world to overcome you. Do not partake in the very things that is at work to destroy your soul. Trials are there to build you and not kill you. No matter how anointed, gifted or talented you are, there will always be some form of temptation. It does not go away just because of who you are and where your going in life. We cannot fight temptation through the flesh. Matthew 26:41: says “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”. Our instructions is to watch & pray. We must also put on the full armor of God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
No temptation is undefeatable. Remember, 1 Corinthians 10:13: says “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it”.
There is no piece of fragile satisfaction that is worth it. Again, endure until the very end and he shall reward you with a crown of life. He has given you everything you need in order to overcome the world for he has overcame it first.
His words are richer than gold and sweeter than honey. This new year shall be a year of difference. He is preparing you for a higher place. Follow the ways of the Lord and not a path of distractions or destruction. Truly focus on what the Lord is saying. There will always be something or someone who tries to distract us from his purpose for our lives. Focus on what matters.
Your attention is too valuable to spend on nonsense.
When entering into this new year, only focus on his will. discard any distractions that are a hindrance to your assignment. Focus on building a stronger and intimate relationship with him. We do not have the luxury of time to dwell on what everyone else is doing nor the current trends or what’s popular. Our minds should be so wrapped into him, that nothing else matters. Remove all distractions and watch him show up in your life with his presence like never before. The best is yet to come. Open your heart, mind, and soul and receive him today.