31 Days to Fruitful Living — Day 20


Have you ever tried to eat a coconut?  It’s not for the fainthearted.  It requires a strenuous effort.  You have to drill a hole into the hard exterior, and then you need to grab a hammer or machete in order to smash the thing open.   A lazy person will not eat fresh coconut.

Patience is not passive.  This fruit requires intentional exertion of the will.

Patience is characterized by

  • grit — mental toughness and courage
  • moxie — determination, nerve, strong will and character
  • diligence — persistent attention and care

A sluggish person will never be called patient.


 “We do not want you to become lazy,

but to imitate those

who through faith and patience

inherit what has been promised.”

Hebrews 6:12, NIV


Q4U:  How do you cultivate patience in your life?  Again, I could use some tips on this one….  Do share in the comments below and help a sister out!  🙂

Come back tomorrow for Day 21 of “31 Days to Fruitful Living.” We will chat about sowing kindness. I may have a black thumb, but I am determined to learn how to cultivate my spiritual life.
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