“Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness.” 2 Peter 1:6 NLT
Being patient with others can be difficult but sometimes we find it even more difficult to be patient with ourselves. We have high expectations and goals. We want to accomplish things now, not later. And we want our lives to unfold according to our own timetables, not God’s. Throughout the Bible we are instructed that patience is the companion to wisdom. God’s message is we must be patient with all people beginning with that particular person who stares back at us each time we gaze into the mirror.
Pastor Derrick Richardson
Pastor of Community Abundant Life Church