“Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.” Romans 12: 12 (HCSB)
Did you meet everyone with a heart expecting the best? If you didn’t, you might not be ready for today’s challenge. Patient in affliction.
Did you ever have any problems? Do you ever seem to be enduring when you want to be excelling? Could it be others are causing you pain? Well, God speaks to that in this section of the verse. He tells us to have patience.
The word means to endure, to remain, to not flee. I don’t know about you, but when I get around people who are a pain – I want out of there. But, God tells us that if we want to have the Correct Attitude to Others of love – we gotta hang in there, baby.
Now, we all know that we never cause anyone else grief – they should always want to be around us --------- right! We want people to excuse our times of being the irritant, but we don’t want to do the same for others. Now, that’s not love. If we can learn to meet each other with an expectant heart full of hope, we can also learn to put up with the irritating edges that we all have.
Today, I will seek to be patient with your rough edges – and hope that you will be patient with mine. In fact, mine are probably worse than yours are anyway. We are all a part of the same family, and as a friend of mine would often say – “Ya gotta love me.”
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