The seeds that were planted on good ground are people who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. – Luke 8:15

Faith without patience is like planting a seed and then uprooting the seedling before it has time to produce fruits.

If we want to live fruitful lives, we must learn patience (Luke 8:15, James 5:7-8). Even God is patient, and He has made patience one of the built-in features of our universe. For instance, you cannot force a tree to produce fruits before its time. You cannot force the day to break before dawn. You cannot harvest immediately after you plant.

It takes time for a seed to become a tree. Just like it takes a process of time for the germinal vesicle to become an ovum, the ovum to be fertilised by the sperm to give a zygote, and for the zygote to become a foetus and finally a complete human being (a new creation that did not exist before), it takes a similar process of time for the seed of God’s Word to become implanted/engrafted in our hearts and create new realities that did not exist before.

The importance of patience cannot be overemphasised. Every Christian should do a personal Bible Study on this crucial factor without which our faith becomes ineffective and unproductive. In the meantime, you’ll do well to remember this: “There is no conception without faith; no delivery without patience. It takes faith to conceive and patience to deliver.”

 

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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