Hebrews 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

As believers, we should be standing in faith for something. It could be a new car or a new job; it can be something for someone else, or something for the Kingdom of God. Regardless of what we’re standing in faith for, faith is always accompanied with patience.

In the Kingdom of God, patience is consistently doing what we know to do according God’s Word until our desires manifest.

Initially, we pray for our desires according to Mark 11:24 which states, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. At the time we pray, we are to believe that we’ve already received our desire. In between our prayer and the physical manifestation of our desire should be persistent patience.

Persistent patience is continuously focusing on the promise and not the delay. Satan will always throw darts of doubt in our minds regarding the delay. He’ll make us think we need to do something extra, like extended prayer or fasting, to get God to “move.” If he’s successful, he’ll have us focus on the delay so much until we’ll give up on our desires.

Persistent patience includes praise and thanking God for our desire, confessing that we’ve received our desire, and countering those darts of doubt with the Word of God. Once again, this doesn’t get God to speed up the manifestation of our desires, but this helps us from being anxious and impatient by keeping God’s promise in front of us.

Be patient, the manifestation is coming.