Does it surprise us when we pray for patience and then experience challenges? The problem is we want patience, but we want it now! Hmmm!
Too often, we expect growth and maturity as though we were ordering a meal at a drive-thru window. We place our order on one side and expect to have it waiting for us when we reach the other side. No patience required, right?
Church growth requires leaders to be patient. The demonstration of patience is a powerful lesson for all spiritual leaders.
In time, the demonstration of such patience and gentle guidance will yield fruit to the glory of our God.