“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,” Galatians 5:22Text — Galatians 5:22,23
Danny got back from school very hungry and tired. His mom told him to exercise a little patience, go take a shower as she gets the food ready. Danny felt that would take some time. He quickly took a part of the food from the pot and got his tongue burnt. He could not even eat the food thereafter because of the sore in his mouth. Danny could not endure a little discomfort of hunger. He lacked an important virtue referred to as longsuffering. This virtue is also known as self-control.
If we do not have self-control, we become slaves to what controls us. It can be food, games, gist, chatting with friends or sleeping too much that you don’t want to wake up early enough for personal prayers or devotions. Jesus, our perfect example, demonstrated longsuffering when He endured suffering in order to save us from sin. We can look to Jesus and pray to be more like Him in every way including the ability to suffer long, be patient and endure hardship for His sake.
Prayer for today
Lord, please give me the grace to endure all things for your sake.