Of all the life-lessons, the phrase, “Just be patient,” is among the most difficult for all human beings (Andy Simkins, minister).

Why is it so difficult to be patient? Is it because our agenda is so important to us that we can’t adjust to someone else’s plans? Perhaps we need to learn what some wise person has said, “Patience is the ability to graciously do life at someone else’s pace.” If we can begin to think more of others than of ourselves, we no doubt could learn to be more patient.

May God, who gives . . . patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other. (Romans 15:5)