Thursday, June 17, 2004

[Essay] Patience Is The Word Of The Day

Hi there! I bet you’re wondering why it’s all about patience. To tell you the truth, I’m not really a patient person especially when it comes to the nonsense stuff people throw my way. Yesterday was a really bad work day not because I was feeling a bit lazy but because I was quite irritable. Even the small things would make my skin crawl that day. I can’t explain it really and I can’t help but feel that way.

Now, a day after, I realize that I’m probably not the only one who suffers from such unknown irritation from time to time so I decided to write about my reflection an it goes like this:

Patience is not just merely a word to describe a virtue. It is how a person reacts to irritating elements that is beyond their control. From patience stems forth acquaintances then friendships. From friendships, we’ve got hope, love, and peace! Most if not all alliance were formed out of patience. I think Chivalry is a brother of Patience because they’re the same but not quite.

I know I may have affected a lot of people that day and sorry may not be enough to heal the hurts I may have caused but let us think about the chain reaction of being a little bit patient everyday and do it or at least try to. Because today is all about patience, I would like to share with the world a Bible passage which we could turn to for help when we desperately need to be patient with something or someone a irritating as my little irritant:

“You need to keep on patiently doing God’s will if you want him to do for you all that he has promised.” – Hebrews 10:36 LB

“When your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.” – James 1:4 LB

Look into your heart and believe that God’s promises, which are found in the Bible, will truly help you and open your hearts so that Christ will be able to make a home in it and you will feel the difference after praying the Bible passage above.

Keep up the faith!