Patience in Trails

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“One of Abraham Lincoln’s earliest political enemies was Edward Stanton.In one speech he called Lincoln a “low, cunning clown.” In another he said, “It’s ridiculous to go to Africa to see a gorilla when you can find one just as easily in Spring field, Illinois”. Yet Lincoln never responded.Why? Because “Love is patient” (I Corinthians 13:4). This kind of love is not passive endurance, it is active good will.

When Abraham Lincoln was elected as president and needed a secretary of war, guess who he chose? Edward Stanton. When friends asked why, Lincoln said, “Because he’s the best man for the job”. Years later as the slain President’s body lay in the state; Edward Stanton looked into the casket and said through his tears, “there lies the greatest ruler of men the world has ever seen”. His animosity had been broken by Lincoln’s long-suffering, non-retaliatory spirit.”

Patience or Gentleness isn’t just the ability to put up with people but it’s the ability to keep a good attitude while your spirit is harnessed. As Christians we have to understand that we live in a hostile environment and it is really hard for us to forgive someone who is antagonistic towards us and constantly injures us. We are quick to react when we face opposition, forgetting the truth that God takes every opportunity to develop in us the fruit of the Spirit. Developed potential without character doesn’t glorify God in any way, but one who is meek in spirit inherits the earth.“Let your gentleness be evident to all” Phillipians 4:5.

Jones Sukumar

Jones Sukumar D worked as an Information Management Leader in Hewlett Packard, he committed his life to serve the Lord leaving his profession behind. He is working at El-Bethel Endtime missions as a overseer- evangelism & missionary Training.He ministers in various churches and corporate fellowships and also teaches in the El-Bethel Bible College learning Centres .