The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
22 But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness and self-control.
The Virtue of Patience
Patience is a virtue that is learned through the reading and studying of the Word of God. It is not an easy virtue to master. I can say that patience has been a work in progress. Each day, I am challenged by it. Many circumstances seem to get the best of me. However, the more I learn from the Word of God, the better suited I am to practice patience.
Hold Back Anger
The definition of patience says that it is a suffering without getting angry or upset. The fact that we suffer, itself tells us that it is not an “easy to deal with” virtue. Patience must hold anger back, must not get upset, uptight, nor impatient.
Master The Skill of Patience
We must exemplify love, joy, and peace as we master the skill of patience. Is not that easy, is it? That is why we must read the bible, study it, learn it, and put it into practice. Show kindness to others. Be gentle with those around you. Have faith in your actions. Let your goodness be an armor of self-control.