THE WORK OF PATIENCE

KEY SCRIPTURE: James 1:4 KJV” But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

In this life challenges and temptations would never cease. Each one will have his or her own kind of them. The word of God teaches us our response and attitude to them as they show up. The scriptures teach us, we should not face them with fear, anxiety or desperation, but to count it as joyful moments. (James 1:2,3, Phil.4:6) The Bible adds that, that condition comes to try or test our faith. In the test of faith there would be the need for patience, or the test of faith would produce patience. Patience must be allowed to do her work.

Patience is the act of waiting for a promise you have believed to come to pass. The work of patience is to produce the will of God in you. Heb 10:36 KJV “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise” .The will of God in such moments is to hold on to the word of God that brings you to a place of absolute trust and confidence in God. . It involves making bold declarations about what God have said, concerning that thing. Patience means maintain your stand in the word throughout the period of waiting. In such moments you declare that the word of God is true and that it is fulfilled in your case.

We take a clue from the example of Abraham. In the period of the test of his faith, he kept calling himself, I am the father of many nations. He also gave glory and praise to God (Romans 4:20-21) The work of patience demands; you keep declaring the faithfulness of the word of God. This will build a strong confidence in God, making you strong in the face of later life challenges (James 1:4) When patience completes its work, you would want nothing and the answer would be delivered into your hands. Let patience complete its work in you. (In the period of WAITING, never say any word that is contrary to the word of GOD, for that will nullify the work of patience.)

CONFESSION

In any moment of trial, I allow patience to have her perfect work. The word of God is faithful and produces what it talks about. I maintain my stance in the word and always come out very victorious. I am making great strides and doing exploits in life, in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES

James 1:2 & 3KJV My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers’ temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience”.

Romans 5:3 – 4 KJV. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

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