There are two factors that go hand in hand in a Christian’s life and they are “patience” and “prayer.” Without a doubt, Jesus urged his disciples to live a life of prayer, why? The answer is simple: “That they may not fall into temptation” (Matthew 26:41). It is very true that when we neglect prayer, we tend to fall very quickly into things that God does not like, however, when we maintain a life of prayer, we remind ourselves that we have to put everything in the hands of God.
The Bible says in the Book of James 5:
7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waitingfor the autumn and spring rains.
8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.
We have already written a bit about prayer, but patience is another thing we must have at the time we pray, and in any other area of life. The apostle says: “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming.” There are times when we find ourselves in family problems, spiritual battles and every other day-to-day thing, and we pray to the Lord, but many times we lose patience at all, and that should not be the case, it is vital that we keep patience until the day when our Beloved Lord Jesus Christ manifests on earth.
The apostle James sets another example with those people who till the earth, they sow, but not everything is in sowing, they have to wait for the precious fruit of the earth, they must wait in the early and late rain. And I assure you that the farmers often lose their harvest, simply by some factor of nature. In the same way, dear reader, we have to be patient in the profession we lead, which is to follow Jesus Christ, because someday we will reap.
Let us wait patiently for the race of faith, for when our Lord Jesus Christ will be manifested to us, we will enjoy an incomparable glory, of which not everyone will participate.