Patience

Over a month ago, I posted the 1 Cor. 13’s love verses.

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

As I have been trying to apply this verse to every aspect of my life.  I have been learning and growing.  Yes, this verse is about your relationship with your spouse.  However, it also a rule to live by with everyone you encounter.

Ahem, sometimes it is easier said than done……

I’ll just leave it as that……

But recently, God has been giving me an assignment.  Applying it to my relationship with HIM.  I never really thought about that perspective.  Honestly.  I didn’t.  I guess I thought it was understood or that it was one sided…… or God sided, if you will…….

I mean God is love and Love is all those things listed in the verses……..

I really had to stop and think about my relationship with HIM.  Am I patient?  Am I envious of His relationship with other people?  Do I get angry with God?  Do I hold God responsible to the fact He allowed bad things to happen to me?

Makes your brain hurt trying to wrap it around all this……

Patience right now is being the one area in which I need.  At times I sit back and let God do His thing.  But other times, I take over because He isn’t working fast enough or in the direction I want Him to go.

Simply.  I am a control freak.  I like control.

Ahem.

But patience interferes with control.  Because, patience requires a level of trust that relinquishes my control.

See something difficult.

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