Sunday, July 15, 2012

Do You Understand The Difference Between Patience and Longsuffering? Patience Deals With You .... Longsuffering Is A Result Of Enduring The Actions Of Others.....

God has told us to be patient and He has also told us to be longsuffering.   It's easy to think that they both mean the same thing.   But they don't.   To be patient means to endure.   It is the ability to wait without becoming annoyed or anxious.   It is primarily dealing with self.    Whereas longsuffering in most cases deals with the actions and attitudes of others.   How you endure their actions.   How you wait and not become annoyed or anxious with others.    It is patiently enduring wrongs and difficulties.    Wrongs and difficulties are things that people do to you.   

Understand today that God wants you to be both patient and longsuffering.   It's not easy to do.   It's not easy to overlook or should I say endure what others are doing to you that you feel is wrong.   It's not easy to wait on what you are believing God for.   But still .... it is required.    It is what God is telling us to do.    We have to learn how to step outside of self.   How to step outside of what we want or what we think we deserve.    After all..... it's not about us.    The walk that we are walking and the talk that we are talking is a supposed to be about God.    About His love and about His plan of salvation.    It is only when we direct it to us and about us that we become impatient or hurt.    Patience and longsuffering comes when you realize that what you are doing and how you are living is for God and in God.   

Worship For Today ....
"Waiting On You"
Ministered By Clint Brown

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