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! 🙂