In what areas of your life do you believe God is trying to teach you patience?
I can write a long list on this one. Alas, just a few things. I have always wanted to be in control in all aspects of my life. Being such a person means I do not tolerate a lot of nonsense..and the person I cannot accept to make mistake is myself.
Truth be told, it wasn't being patient with others that needed work. That is why a long list became a few list of common aspects of a persons life Family, Work, People, Time, and Spiritual maturity. And I'm sure God is smiling at this very moment because on top of that list is me. Being patient with one self.
I believe that God is trying to teach me patience through my career. I am learning more and more to lean on Him and to understand that His will may not be my will.
Right now, every single area. However, to answer your question seriously, I would say He is teaching me patience mostly through my children and our family finances. I was a great "mommy," but now I have entered into the untamed territory of parenting a young adult. It is much more difficult than I ever imagined and the boundary lines of authority are not always clear.
Finances have always been challenging for us, but God has always provided for our needs and I am confident He always will. It is difficult to remain patient though.
Thank you for the question. It made me think.
Right now it is dealing with people. More and more I meet people who are unkind, uncaring and rude.
Work and with children. My goal is to have a job in Human Resources, so my job now is helping my social skills. And my partner want's to have children in five years, yet I'm not very patient with children so I'm working with them on a daily basis to get used to being around children and understanding them.
i feel god has only one work with him to teach his chindren all divine qualities, and patience is one of them.
I have many areas where i am beeing examined, the areas where i have to be more patient is to become a nice person irrespective of what my surroundings are.
I have been enduring a lot over the years on the socioeconomic front, and is still exhibiting a lot of patience! What really keeps me going on is the story of "Job." Although I am nowhere holy, upright and faithful as Job, I know that God still loves me; and just as he came through for Job, he will come through for me.
I think it would be quicker to tell you in what areas He's NOT teaching me patience. To start with I have two teenage girls, and a son with Aspergers and ADHD. I'm chronically ill, myself and I have a friend, who's staying with us until she gets approved by social security, who is disabled and often childish. My littlest sister (who's 16 years younger than me) is staying with me, so in a way I've got three teenage girls. And of course the little things, the person in front of me who won't do the speed limit, the days where I catch EVERY SINGLE stop sign, the shoes/backpack/makeup/clothes my daughter can never find (even when they're out in plain sight) ..... you get the point. lol
Oh Lord oh mercy. Definitely through my children. LOL!!
I believe that God has taught me patience through my most difficult times. When sadness and hardships knocked on my door I had to find the strength to step out of them again. Whenever I felt I was loosing my self.
Most of all in those areas that can´t be changed. For example, the development of my writing career which is being accomplished at a slow rate, but which sometimes, I think is too slow.
I have accepted it and is only by patience coming from God.
I think at this point in my life right now, it involves discovering and moving into the purpose and will that God has for my life.
Sometimes in an effort to push my own agenda, I'll try to "hurry" Him up, and will end up doing things my own way, without having that quiet time where I can go to Him about my decisions.
I need to make sure that God has set the foundation for which my plans will be laid. And understanding the difference between my timing and His timing, for me, takes a great deal of patience.
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