The Patience Game: Asking for Help

In our Mastermind this month, we are discussing creative ways to find support while we are waiting it out for various needs to be met. Remember that part of patience IS making requests.  Not only of God, but also of others.In our Mastermind this month, we are discussing creative ways to find support while we are waiting it out for various needs to be met.

Have you ever played a game that required waiting for a series of turns before you can actually make the moves you really want to make?  There is strategy involved in the waiting. Even a pattern to each turn we take so that all the bases are covered.  We use each turn as strategically as possible while we are waiting for that opportune moment.

Patience works the same way and in this episode we are going to discover the “pattern” to patience game that allows us to get through the waiting periods of our life successfully.

For a written list of the pattern, just check out Philippians 4:4-9, which says,

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worth of praise, think about the things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me- practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (ESV)

Here’s the pattern:

Rejoice! (Celebrate!)

Be reasonable. (Calm, patient, persevere.)

Make requests.

With Thanksgiving.
Feel God’s Peace (Which IS promised!)

Think about good things.
Practice! (Repeat!)

Remember that part of patience IS making requests.  Not only of God, but also of others.

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