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Be Patient

You’re trying to get a task done, and you’ve heard “Mama” at least 30 times. You’ve just come home from work and your wife wants to talk about your day while your kids are pulling you in 10 different directions. You’re watching a movie with your friend who keeps asking what’s going on even though you don’t know any more than she does.

It’s so hard to be patient. Everything in us wants to lash out, snap back or run away so we can have what we want at the moment. But Proverbs 14:29 says, “whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”

The Bible teaches us a better way, a way to be like Jesus. I Corinthians 13:4 says, “Love is patient, love is kind.” Jesus was patient with His disciples when they didn’t understand who He was or what He was telling them. He was patient with sinners whom others didn’t have time for.

If our desire is to truly follow Jesus, we must ask Him to help us be patient, just as He is. With His love in our hearts, it is possible.

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