April 20th – Patient Training

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Grace is given that they would grow. You were given time to mature and judgement was not made quickly. I give room for mistakes, for as a child grows, less [mistakes] will be made. I am long-suffering with My children, that they would find their way to Me. You must be patient with those you train, as I am patient with you – forgiveness with the understanding that there is growth in the allowance. Correct gently, that they would not lose heart. Encourage as you have been encouraged. Those put in your charge to grow will be stunted under the pressure of impatience and unforgiveness. Kindness moves the heart faster than the whip. A gentle word brings forth fruit, but the harsh word stirs up wrath. Train gently what you want to grow.

Eph 4:1-3(ESV) – I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Bottom Line: When training someone to do a new task, especially a task that is easy for us, losing our temper and growing impatient can happen if we perceive that they are not trying as hard, or progressing as we would like. Remember God’s patience with us; we matured under His wonderful grace and forgiveness. We need to show that same grace to others, and give them time to grow, as His Word works in us and them.

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