February has arrived, and we continue with a lot of energy, with improvement goals, and are determined to avoid making the same mistakes we made last year. Many events were within our power, and others were not. This year will not be the exception, but this is why God gives us the virtue of patience. Patience helps us bear with the unpredictable and unavoidable obstacles that can come into our lives and brings us benefits in the short and long term.
It allows us to bear the discomfort, know how to wait, and control ourselves. Based on this definition, patience helps us overcome unpredictable and unavoidable obstacles.
An unpredictable obstacle can be a situation such as when we are going down the road, and a car hits us from behind. Of course, we don’t anticipate being in a car crash, so it’s unpredictable. But, in the same way, it can be classified as something inevitable because although one takes all the necessary measures to avoid an accident, whoever is behind us or next to us, may not.
Patience helps us get through the situation by staying calm and not letting despair rule us. When despair governs us, it leads us to irrational acts that can bring serious consequences contrary to what we want. If we are patient, no matter how frustrated we feel, things are done to prevent the problem from becoming more significant.
Being patient leaves no room for despair, no matter how long we must wait.
In conclusion, patience improves our daily lives, and we should all pursue it and practice it. We have already set our goals and plans for this year, but just like last year, things will be outside our power. May God help us acquire the patience to withstand adversities and events over which we will have absolutely no control that this year, 2023, will bring.
God bless you!
Joab Trejo resides in Kenai, Alaska. He is a graduate of the National Academy of Opticianry.