03 July 2022
We live in an instant gratification society. People want everything now. We stand in front of the microwave oven tapping our foot wanting it to hurry up. Even Christians seem to forget that patience is included in the fruit of the Spirit that is within each one of us believers. As a result, many expect that faith should produce instant results. What they don't realize is that it is through faith and patience that we inherit the promises of God. Often the results of our faith do not happen instantaneously. Mix patience with your faith and you will indeed reap a harvest in due season. Allow the fruit of patience to strengthen your faith. Be steadfast and persevere. Stand fast in your faith. Do not waiver. The promise you are standing on and believing God for does indeed belong to you. It is your inheritance. Don't give up before you receive it!
We desire that every one of you show the same diligence for the full assurance of hope to the end, so that you may not be lazy, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.— Hebrews 6:11-12 (MEV)