Saturday, 15 November 2014

PATIENCE

PATIENCE

Patience is a test of character. In the Bible in Genesis chapter 1 verse 26; man (includes woman) is made in the image of God. Not only that but also in the likeness of God. Likeness is character. Hence man has both the image and character of God and Patience is one of the many characters of God. Because God is patient He is slow to anger, slow to speak and slow to react. He waits and give opportunity to man to do that is right. He gives the opportunity to man to change and do for better always and all the days of his life. Man always react to situations and like things to be done their way and it is the only way. God is different. He likes man to do things His way but does not force the decision on man. He always man to choose because the power of choice is in the man. He gave that authority when He created man in the garden of Eden and told him to have dominion over his environment. God is always true to His word so he can't reverse His decision. He is patient so He will wait. He feels hurt when man does not choose His ways but He accepts the decision and wait until man change his mind to do Gods will. Patients brings out the attitude of God in the man. Patience makes the man to learn the ropes and art of true life.  Patiences is the foundation where wisdom is built, love is created, respect is gained, knowledge and skill is developed, learned and or transferred. Patience is where life is taught in its finest form. Patience builds up the man God intended man to be. Now I understand why Patience is a Test of Character.