Patience- the habit or fact of being patient. The word of God describes it as -the ability to be content in various situations (James1:4). The truth is: We have to wait! I want to rush this journey, but I would not want to rush it ahead of God’s will for my life. There is a time for everything in our life. A time to be born, and a time to die…a time to weep, and a time to laugh…a time to mourn, and a time to dance!
The apostle Paul told the Hebrew church to “lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with ENDURANCE [patient, perseverance] the race that is set before us.” (Heb12:1) Our lives is a Race. Our body is our assigned vessel to be used in this race of life either to publish Christ, love and righteous or Satan and his evil. We have a choice. But the instruction in 1 Corinthians 9:24 is Run in such a way that you may obtain the prize.
That is my focus; that is my plea. I will run patiently, that I may obtain the prize that the Lord has laid up in heaven. And not just me only but also you! -my prayer.