208: Growing in Patience with God, Yourself and Others

Patience is a fruit of the Spirit, but it is often difficult to find. How many people would label you “a patient person”? The roots of impatience lead deeper than you might imagine, and the effects compound each other.

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll look at the immediate and lifelong benefits of growing in our ability to be more patient… with God, with others, and with ourselves.

An impatient person has a hard time waiting for others or does so with great reluctance. An impatient person feels anxious or upset when things do not go according to their hoped-for plan.

There is a pretty big ME focus connected to impatience.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • The roots of selfishness and false sovereignty that are behind our impatience.
  • The connection between unhappiness and impatience with myself.
  • How the Gospel speaks hope into our need for Spiritual Patience.
  • A 15-minute exercise to uncover your areas of greatest impatience and why.

Get started here…

growing in patience

From this episode:

“But, even though we think highly of ourselves, we are also, often, secretly very disappointed with ourselves. We think we need to prove ourselves, earn everything that we want and earn everyone’s approval, including God’s. I need to get busy fixing myself and creating my perfect life now… and that makes me an impatient person.”


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #208

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources


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