Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: Rom 15:5 Before we attempt to develop patience, we must understand what it is. It is restraint under suffering and endurance in the face of adversity. Two Greek words translated as patience: makrothymia , expressing patience with regard to people, Heb 6:12, and hypomone expresses the quality that enables a person to be “patient in tribulation”, Rom 12:12. In both words, the emphasis is self-control. Patience cannot be fully exercised without developing control over the forces that work through the flesh. The flesh is the arena in which sin operates. Sin in its nature is rebellious against right. For this reason a man without patience tends to rebel against the set code of behaviour and as such he falls in diverse troubles until he lets God into his Life. You see, God is a righteous God in whom there is no sin. In the opening scripture, He is referred to as the God of patience; meaning He is the author of patience. Patience is God’s Character (of longsuffering) which He grants those that endure in believing in Him. Patience is the fruit of the Spirit which manifests in believers when their faith is tried . No one outside God, accurately exercise patience as a believer would, in waiting for the promise. Therefore, if you are a born again Christian, you have the ability to be patient. By the Holy Spirit, God has granted you this ability in your spirit to exercise patience in obtaining His promises. Scripture says that ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises Heb 6:12. So, go ahead and make use of this virtue. This virtue is in you as a means of accessing God's promises. You received it the day you received salvation. Exercise Patience and let it do a perfect work in you, that you may be complete, totally and entirely lacking nothing. Prayer Dear Father, I thank you for granting me patience. I pray I live my life exercising patience in all things and with all people. In Jesus name, I pray, amen .