Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; (KJV) ( Colossians 1:11 )

When was the last time your patience was tested? Right now with so many people in isolation, We probably have all had our patience tested in some way or another. Maybe someone wasn’t social distancing like we’re supposed to, or it’s all the extra work we are doing from home these days. We all have different problems right now that try our patience.

How have you dealt with it? It’s such a tough battle when you are running on empty and your patience is wearing thin. This emotion is a great reminder that it’s time to supplement your day with prayer, meditation, and time in the Bible. You will be filled with all the patience you need.

Also, remember to reach out to those you love. They are experiencing a trying time as well. I know for some of us, our families may be a source of our impatience, but we all need each other right now.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

2 responses to “Patience

  • Rico

    Thank you Joe. I always enjoy your Sunday posts. Great words of wisdom. I was at the supermarket this morning. A pre-recorded message came up reminding us to keep our social distance, etc. It ended with be kind and look out for others. Those are the best things we can all do now.

  • Bailoir Smith

    Beautiful picture! ✈️

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