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Patience. Got it?

Impatient Patients

Patience: The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.”

The Symptoms
Impatience affects everything and everyone.
How to diagnose the Impatient

· Is it because you are immature? (Hebrews 5:14)
· Is it my selfishness and lack of grace? (1 Thessalonians 5:14-15)
· Is it because you can’t wait for something great? (James 5:8-9)
· Is it because I am materially motivated? (Col 3:1&2)
· Is it because I haven’t learned to be content? (Phil 4:11)
· Is it because I am insensitive to God’s attempts to make my life better? (James 1:2-4)
· Is it because I see an injustice that seems unfair? (Matt 21:12-13)

The Prescription – Psalm 40
Understand that God responds to our patience (vs1)
It gets us through precarious places and stabilizes things (vs2)
So wait
Patience is often the only way to experience deep joy (3 &4) · Therefore, trust is the foundation of patience. Patience and truth breed humility (vs4)
So trust
Only in God’s strength and power can we succeed. ( vs. 5-8)
Therefore we put God’s agenda first (vs8)

So expect

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