As a virtue, patience does us a lot of good,

1. Patience Helps to succeed…
Joseph was a man who feared the Lord and due to that he was rewarded by GOD for his righteousness Joseph was sold as a slave to Portipher by his brethren (Genesis 37:27, 28).
Joseph never understood all that was happening at the time but he trusted GOD to work out HIS plan in HIS time.

2. Patience Helps focus on long term goals…
Abraham story is a great example of stories of patience in the bible, GOD promised Abraham that he will be the father of many nations. The promise began in Genesis chapter 12 when GOD called upon Abraham to go to the land of Canaan where HE has promised to make him a great nation there, a blessing unto mankind that through his descendants all families in earth shall be blessed.

3. Patience Helps us make more rational choices…
Job was a man who was afflicted with sores all over his body. Job lost whatever he had, his house, his sons and daughters, his businesses, despite all the suffering, Job never cursed GOD, he waited for GOD to smile on him again.

4. Patience Builds our reputation for persistence…
The HOLY GHOST revealed to a man named Simeon that he would not see death until he had witnessed the birth of the MESSIAH.
Though it was not stated in the Bible how long he waited for the birth of CHRIST, but the fact that it says he would not die until he saw the Saviour indicates that he waited some time. After JESUS arrived in the temple Simeon was led by the SPIRIT to visit Him there. Simeon took JESUS in his arms and thanked GOD that the promised child had arrived. Joseph and Mary were surprised by Simeon’s actions. Simeon knew that he could depart in peace.

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5. Helps to develop skills

6. Makes you a people magnet…
JESUS trained the disciples patiently.
Before the crucifixion of JESUS at the cross, HE patiently trained the disciples. Even after His miracles and proclamations of being the Son of GOD, the disciples were still confused as to who JESUS was.

7. Supports better mental health…
Elisha stayed with the shunammite. She simply welcomed Elisha on the basis of his holiness. And for this she is blessed. Like barren Sarah before her, the Shunammite is promised a son within a year (Genesis 18:9-10). But this reward seemed too good to be true (2 Kings 4:16). On the end, her emotion and mental health was stabilized, for her patience and goodwill.

8. Supports better physical health…
It was probably a humbling act for a great commander, but Naaman dipped himself seven times in the muddy Jordan river. And GOD healed him. The Bible says that Naaman’s “flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy … GOD’S miracles aren’t for sale and the gift HE gave to Naaman was priceless, yet Naaman enjoyed physical health through Patience.

9. Helps to practice kindness…
The widow of Zarephath plays a small but important role in Elijah’s story. She feeds Elijah in her home. Soon after, her son dies, and Elijah pleads to God for the power to resurrect him. The Rabbis derive from this that if someone opens his house to you, you are responsible for that person’s well-being

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