At the proper time we will reap
a harvest if we do not give up.
Patience. Yawn … ZZzzz. Halford Luccock called patience the “ho-hum” virtue.
John Chrysostom, on the other hand, called it “the queen of virtues.”
Failure can more often be chalked up to lack of patience than lack of ability. Ditching a long-term project two weeks into it is the game of losers.
Wherever you find success—physical, occupational, educational, relational, or spiritual—you will find patience.
Patience is a fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22). Like any fruit, it ripens slowly. Impatience doesn’t accelerate the ripening process by a single hour.
Without patience, ability bears no fruit.