The fact is, whether you want it or not, patience is a VITAL FACET of life.
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient WITH ALL.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NKJV)
The Amplified Bible says: [and] be very patient with everybody [always keeping your temper].
The Message Bible says: Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs.
Can you imagine that, be patient with ALL???
In this instance patience is defined as longsuffering. The picture is that of a long burning candle.
You need to EXERCISE patience, patient endurance! There is a learning curve to patience.
God will STRENGTHEN you with his own GREAT POWER so that you will NOT GIVE UP when troubles come, but you will BE PATIENT.
Colossians 1:11 (NCV)
Let’s make this a FAITH CONFESSION!
Speak the word: God will STRENGTHEN me with GREAT power. I WILL NOT give up when trouble shows up. I WILL BE patient!
Remember: You CAN DO all things THROUGH Christ Who STRENGTHENS you!