.LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS 8:25
"But If we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it .”
13 KEYS ABOUT THE POWER OF PATIENCE
1. Patience - Is what God uses to prepare us for our breakthrough. Though we get weary at times but the truth is , it is for our best interest . He sees what you cannot see yet spiritually .Elisha prayed for the lord to open the eyes of Gehazi in the book of 2 Kings 6:17(Amp)"Then Elisha prayed. Lord ,I pray you , open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the young man's eyes , and he saw , and behold , the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha." It was there but Gehazi could not see it . Certain things /people in our lives need to move out , others are part of God's plan for us , they need to come in through our patience.
2. Patience is what God uses to build us up "spiritually". How do you tell a three year old to shine your new shoes ? lol. He will mess up your new shoes !. So God cannot bless you yet with the kind of wealth he has in mind for you .? we still need to grow .lest we become too proud and rude to the very people we have been sent to go and minister Jesus to . Spiritual maturity is important. Gal 4:1(Amp)"Now what I mean is that as long as the inheritor (heir) is a child and under age , he does not differ from a slave , although he is the master of all the estate.”
3. God uses patience to reveal hidden secrets to us. The more we study and meditate on the word ; the more he reveals secrets about our future to us and our loved ones .Psalm 25:14 " The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.”
4. Patience is what God uses in bringing out the best of character in us. Attitude is everything .Jesus attracted alot of people in His days because of His attitude . He was different . Psalm 105:19 (NLT)”Until the time came to fulfill his dreams,5. Patience is what God uses in refining and polishing his product (you). The world can't miss you , when he is through with you. Isaiah 60:3"And the Gentiles shall come to thy light , and Kings to the brightness of thy rising.”
6. Patience is what God uses in birthing you into your new season. Is a step by step process in God's kingdom? Isaiah 28:10" For precept must be upon precept , precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little ,and there a little:”
7. You can't get anything from God when you are impatient. Why? God himself is patient , so you can't be different from your maker .Roms 15:5 "Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:”
8. When God is preparing a leader; one of the vital keys he teaches him, is patience. A good example was Moses. He had every opportunity to abandon the children of Israel in the wilderness when they complained and murmured against him , but he was patient with them and even asked God to show them mercy .Exodus 32:32 "Yet now , If thou wilt forgive their sin ; and If not ,blot me , I pray thee , out of thy book which thou hast written.”
9. God uses patience to expose hidden enemies , who pretend to be friends. David said in Psalm 41:9 "Yea , mine own familiar friend , in whom I trusted , which did eat of my bread , hath lifted up his heel against me .”
10. God uses patience to build an uncommon faith that will give birth to an uncommon miracle. Abraham through patience and faith inherited the promise .Heb 6:12 says "That ye be not slothful , but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
11. God uses patience to build up our trust in Him. Isaiah 26:3 says "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace , whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee".
12. God uses patience to build up our prayer life. James 5:17 "Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are , and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain : and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months." Can only be achieved through patience.
13. God uses patience to teach us self control. Luke 21:19 says "In patience possess ye your souls.”
"Patience is like a man who has discovered where his treasure is and patiently works towards it "
Father help me to become patient in Jesus name , Amen.
Bless you !