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James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. 
The hardest thing about faith is the patience that is often accompanied with it. Unless God revealed the date to us by His Spirit, we know our desires will eventually come to pass, but we don’t know when.

How does a faith-filled believer exercise patience?

1. We continue to confess what we desire as if it’s so. Example: I believe that I have received my new job. That confession is heard by our ears, therefore, that confession is continuously building our faith. Faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17).

2. We find where the promise is in the Word of God and continue to read the promise. By continuing to read our promise, it makes it easier to put our faith in the Word of God instead of what we’re experiencing in the natural.

3. We praise God for the promise. If we truly believe the promise will come to pass, we don’t need to wait to praise God for the promise. We can praise Him now.

4. Finally, leave room for the Holy Spirit to intervene. During the time of patience, the Holy Spirit may reveal a boastful attitude we need to remove prior to receiving our promise. The Holy Spirit may physically prepare us to receive a promise (clean out the garage for a new car; start packing to move into a new house, etc.). The Holy Spirit will reveal how to be a blessing with that promise we’re standing in faith for.

There’s plenty to do in patience. Know these things are for our good. Be patient.

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September 2016
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