Hello One Temple Fitness Family! We decided to do something different for this Temple Talk. We are combining December’s topic of Patience with January’s topic of Purpose. As, patience is something that is needed when living in and on purpose.
According to Google, patience is defined as "the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” What stands out in this definition is "the capacity to accept" and "without getting angry or upset". Acceptance requires trust and the absence of anger requires restraint and discipline. As Christians, we are taught to put all of our trust in God and to spend time in His Word to develop strength to endure life's challenges. In Ecclesiastes 7:8 it states, "The end of something is better than its beginning. Patience is better than pride." We all want the end result, whether it is to reach our fitness goals or transition into a new career, we know that God wants to mold us through the process. Join Rev. Dr. Gimel Rogers and Erin Haywood as they discuss how God has help them develop patience through their spiritual journeys, and tools they utilize to help them stay grateful and focused during times of waiting on God's Word and God’s purpose for their lives. As we know from Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Therefore, even before our existence God purposed us.
We encourage you to reflect on these two points as you listen to this Temple Talk:
Before you start your day, do you take a dose of spiritual patience? Always remember, if the Spirit is the source, then let the Spirit direct your course!
Living on and in purpose means not settling and taking risks by trusting God. However, trusting God is not taking a risk because God will never leave you nor forsake you.
Key patience take aways:
We need to be patient with God because God is not impatient with us
We are reminded if we want real power then it is wise to embody patience
When we are wronged, it is necessary to be patient with the person as God is patient with us
Perseverance is the action word of patience, and love is an action word that involves patience
It is important to go to our prayer closet to keep up our endurance which will aid in controlling our emotions
Be inspired to know that the frustration, isolation, misunderstanding or suffering that we are experiencing during this waiting season does not compare to the promise God has for us!!
Key purpose takeaways:
God wants everyone to know that they have been called for a purpose
Being successful and living on and in purpose are not the same; you can choose certain apects about your life but you cannot choose your purpose
God purposed you, so you must believe that God created you for a specific reason
You may be successful, meet your goals, have a financially flourishing life, and still miss your purpose
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