But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Everyone is probably breathing a sigh of relief that Christmas is behind them. So much hustle and bustle on this day that is supposed to bring peace on Earth and good will to men. A true exercise in patience during the Christmas season is to go to your local post office four days prior and have only one clerk working and a line nearly out the door. I saw frazzled nerves and people turning around and leaving.
Patience is defined as forbearance, tolerance and strength. There is always the standing joke that says to not pray for patience or you will undergo trials. Patience is needed in every aspect of our lives. We wait for food at a restaurant. Wait to hear about a job application. Wait on grades. Wait in line at the store or DMV. You get the point. Not having patience is bound to wreak havoc in your life. It causes anger,high blood pressure, and ill will.
Why not purpose in your heart you will not be impatient and try to relax when you hate to play the waiting game. You and others around you will better for it.
PRAYER: Lord help me to calm down and learn to not let lines frustrate me. Give me your super natural peace to handle each situation that comes my way. In Jesus' name. Amen.