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  • Writer's pictureLeisa Wilkins


Updated: Aug 11, 2022

“Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.” (James 1:3-4 AMPC)

Trials have a purpose, to bring forth endurance, steadfastness, and patience. These three things do a thorough work to make us perfect and fully developed causing us to have no defects and lacking nothing.

“Patience is the key to power over adversity and turmoil.” (Dr. Myles Munroe)


Everything doesn’t require a response or reaction from me. I don’t have to prove anything or defend myself. Instead, I must keep doing what You have assigned me to do, Abba Father. I can’t split my focus or have a divided heart.

“Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently] to fear and honor Your name.” (Psalm 86:11 AMPC)


Give me an undivided heart. I want to honor You, Abba Father, in my thoughts, words, and actions.

“Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.” (Proverbs 16:32 NLT)

I can see where patience and self-control can open doors and diffuse situations. Both see more than the moment I’m in. I believe patience and self-control come with vision and as a result help me to see the vision manifested. The manifestation is the key, the focus. If you’re working on the vision, you don’t have time to be entangled with the unimportant. Vision from God should always have our focus.

“For every soldier called to active duty must divorce himself from the distractions of this world so that he may fully satisfy the one who chose him.” (II Timothy 2:4 TPT)

Isn’t that who we are? Soldiers of God, called to active duty, given a vision by God, our marching orders? To do this we can’t become distracted by the cares of the world. Patience and self-control allow us to stay focused on our God given vision.

“Patience wins the race. As long as you can dream, there’s hope. As long as there’s hope, there’s life.” Dr. Myles Munroe)


I can’t give up no matter how impossible it looks or how many challenges I face. I will do what God has called me to do.

“It’s crucial that we maintain our dreams by patiently waiting for their fulfillment in the fullness of time.” (Dr. Myles Munroe)

Be Encouraged! ❤

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