It Takes Patience

Samuel Smith


One may be called Patience but may not possess patience, and a patient at the hospital may not be patient. Patience is not just a noun or an adjective, it is an inbuilt character. It displays itself in the midst of anger, failure, and temptation.

When provoked beyond endurance, patience does not allow the "sun to set on [your] anger". In the midst of failure, patience whispers hope to its victim for him to carry on. When tempted to sin, patience holds one back and points him to the right path. It is the backbone of every good action, and the mother of every good decision.

"Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing", it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way" (Fulton J. Sheen). Trees that have patience bear the best fruits—they study the soil and extend their roots to where there are nutrients. Crocodiles that lives long are those that have patience—they keep calm beneath water surfaces to catch their prey. Lions are kings of the jungle because of their patience.

Even a snail with patience will eventually reach its destination. There is one more piece of advice I have for you; "It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and live a happier life" (Steve Maraboli). Patience ensures victory (Proverbs 16:32; cf. Isaiah 40:31; Romans12:12). God loves you!

Michael Adarkwah Agyemang