Patience and Perseverance in Our Fast Moving World are a Constant Challenge
In the first of her Living Large for God series, Susan Lee addresses the challenge of maintaining patience and perseverance in a world obsessed with instant gratification. With all the earthly pressure to have it all now, it seems like as soon as you set a goal, obstacles get in the way to keep you from achieving it and to try your patience toward others, the situation, and even yourself.
Is it possible that God places so much emphasis on developing and demonstrating patience in the Bible because it is such an unnatural way to think in this world?
Satan knows just where to strike you have set a goal. And he uses your impatience as a prime way to keep you from focusing on, and trusting God.
By learning to optimistically endure difficult people and circumstances through active patience, we can avoid the penalties associated with our impatience, such as high blood pressure, stress, frustration and strained relationships. Active Patience results in less impulsive outbursts or complaints, as well as keeps us more optimistic, hopeful and productive.
Susan Lee tells biblical stories of people who experienced the same struggles with patience as we do and provides practical exercises, tips and techniques for developing more patience. In addition, Living Large for God: Developing Patience and Perseverance in an Impatient World shares God's promises to help develop a more patient spirit, even when times are troubling and challenging.
Specifically, you will discover how to:
* Develop better relationships by finding strategies that work to cope with difficult people
* Reduce impulsive outbursts and complaints throughout the day
* Maintain hope and stay productive toward achieving your goals in God's perfect timing
* Trust in God and stay optimistic during your most trying times
* Avoid the penalties of impatience such as high blood pressure, stress, and frustration
The characteristic of patience is a gift from God and a fruit of the spirit that we can all improve on. By doing so, we will experience more peace and hope for the future.
Developing Patience and Perseverance in an Impatient World: Living Large For God is a great resource for anyone wanting to meet their goals more quickly, improve their relationships, and achieve peace of mind.