To read part 1 go to https://exceeding-abundantly.com/2020/09/11/what-are-you-working-on/
Let’s get back to our definitions!
1. A person’s ability to wait something out or endure something tedious
2. The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
Me to me in the mirror: When it comes to denying yourself, practice being accepting of the fact that things don’t happen overnight. God is a way maker, a miracle worker true enough but the full deliverance and growth in your relationship with God is in the process. The trust, the reliance, the obedience, it’s a process. God processes us all the time with things He’s trying to either get into us or get out of us. No matter what or WHO you think you are, God is processing you to something else. Something better. Have patience and know that time is only a concept that we abide by. God has no timeline so patience is REQUIRED. In the meantime, walk in deliverance. Walk in wholeness. Stop praying about it and start praising about it.
1. Conforming to the laws and wishes of God
2. Devout, dedicated, reverent in the things concerning God
Me to me in the mirror: in your journey of understanding patience, be devoted to what God is truly teaching you while He is processing you. In your wait, gird yourself with the Word of God. Grow your reverence for the laws of God. What is God asking of you?
This is better described by John 13:34, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” Jesus said that. To love your neighbor as you do yourself, MORE than yourself. Romans 12:10 says “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;”. This is something that has been at great debate for a long time. Everybody doesn’t seem to get along for many different reasons but it’s commanded by Jesus to do just that. There is no respect of persons with God. We are to love each other no matter what has transpired. Sometimes it’s hard but where in the Bible does it say that any of our walk will be easy?
Last but certainly not least,
Again, the best definition is found in The Word, “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Me to me in the mirror: Don’t let your love for others be conditional. Love people with the same love that God loves you with NO MATTER WHAT!
It’s not a overnight process, becoming who you need to be in your walk with Christ. Just know that’s it’s as simple as breaking it apart and processing it. Let the Holy Spirit talk to you. Open yourself to receive whatever God needs the scripture to be to you at that time. We serve a living God and the Word is alive. The Holy Spirit is always revealing just what we need from the Word. I pray that breaking down this scripture helped you as much as it did me 💜