During Lent, I am going to share a daily thought with you about “something for you to give up that is spiritually unhealthy and to replace it with something that will be restoratively and spiritually positive.” I believe this exchange will absolutely benefit you in your walk with Jesus.
Today’s devotion is based on Ephesians 4: 2—“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
Impatience seems to be the norm for most people today. Even though it seems harmless, impatience is a sin that hurts not only the person you are impatient with but yourself. Today give up impatience and become more patient in all situations. For patience is a sign of spiritual maturity.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; you know how easy it is for me to be impatient. Without your help, I cannot be more patient with those who are not learning as fast, or are not working, driving, placing orders, and such, as I think they should. Please help me to recognize when I am impatient so that I can change. For Jesus’ sake, please forgive me when I am impatient. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray. Amen.