At the proper time we will reap
a harvest if we do not give up.
          —Galatians 6:9

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.

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