Scriptures: Proverbs 16:32 

The A clause of this verse reads: "Patience is better than power."

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to develop patience by studying the scripture but have discovered that they teach me about patience but they don't actually develop patience in me. If I am going to learn patience, it will be through constant exposure to situations that challenge me in that area. God seems to constantly allow people to show up late for meetings and it drives me crazy. He seems to give me occasions where people interrupt me when I am talking with them. He exposes me to people who do not advance at the pace that I think they should. Why does God do this? It is His way of having me to learn patience.

It's one thing to learn about a subject while sitting in a classroom. It's another thing to learn through on- the- job training. Patience is a learned skilled and you must be exposed to situations that help you develop in that area. Chronic impatience is a cancer and hinders a person's accomplishments. It causes stress and can ultimately lead to health issues.

If you are an impatient person, it is likely that today you will be exposed to something that challenges you in that area. Rather than displaying an ungodly character, see the situation as on-the-job training and allow yourself to become more patient through it. Patience does not mean tolerating things that we shouldn't. It means being able to respond in a Godly manner.