Patience During a Pandemic
Focus Verses: Galatians 5:22-23 -The Passion Translation 22–23 But the fruit[a] produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions:[b] joy that overflows,[c] peace that subdues, Patience [d] that endures, kindness[e] in action, a life full of virtue,[f] faith that prevails, the gentleness of heart, and strength of Spirit.[g] Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.
Ever since I was little, I've been asking other people about God. I used to think that the fruit of the Spirit was for older people. However, the fruit of Spirit is for any age, anytime, and all people. My hero, my mom, will always show Patience in all most every situation. When I ask her how about Patience and God, she would always say pray about it. I am asking you and for myself to pray about Patience in every situation. Pray and ask for Patience. I have not always had Patience like my mother, but I am working on it. You Got Patience! I have a question for you. How do you be Patience during a Pandemic?
· Pray for Patience- God desires for each person to display Patience. Patience as a mother, businesswoman, a minister, and an influencer. We must show Patience during a pandemic. Prayer is the key to help you with Patience in every area of your life. God will help you. Romans 12:12- ESV "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Patience is not always easy, but necessary to grow during a Pandemic.
· Ask for Help – Asking for help can be challenging, nerve-wracking because you can do yourself! But wait, there is someone to help with things you can do, but need others to help with a load of chores, duties, and business ventures. Let's face it; we all need help. You don't need to be a superwoman. God will help you and give you people to help you. Be Patience; your help in on the way. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a helper who can always assist in times of trouble. He can help you in every way. It is perfectly ok to reach out to others for help. If you do not speak, nobody will know you need help. Be Patience when the help arrives.
· Do One Thing at a Time - Do one Thing at a time! Be anxious for nothing. The states in the Voice version-Philippians 4:6-7 6 Don't be worried about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come. Patience must endure during a difficult time. It is essential to maintain your endurance to get her ever task done. You can do it!
· Don’t Quit – During the pandemic is easy to quit on anything that is not working out but worth it. For example, the bible encourages us never to quit. The Galatians 5:22 The Greek word for Patience is taken from a verb that means "ever tapping" or "never quitting." It is critical to stay in the fight for your Christian walk, family, ministry, etc. Without having the fruit of the Spirt, specifically Patience, it can be draining! I encourage you to never quit on developing your Patience during the pandemic.
In conclusion, the Pandemic has have been a too tricky time for everyone in some way. I encouraged you to stay Patience by praying, ask for help, do one thing at a time, and don't quit! God will give you the sustainability you need to be Patience during a Pandemic.
Prayer: Dear God, I ask that you give me Patience during a pandemic. Please offer help to me in my daily duties—the grace to do one thing at a time and don't quit on myself and others. Thank you for your help in the time of trouble. In Jesus' name, Amen!
Salvation Invitation -Romans 10:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Be Uniquely You,
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