Disarming Impatience

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience . . . kindness” (Galatians 5:22).

I have a Bible dictionary that defines patience as “the quality of a person who is able to avenge himself yet refrains from doing so.”  I love that. When people say, “My patience is wearing thin,” it’s either because they’ve forgotten or don’t know that patience is an unceasing gift of the Holy Spirit, not a limited force of will.

If you’ll let the Lord disarm the offenses against you with his love, joy, peace, and patience, he’ll equip you with a kindness that can even disarm the offenders.

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