Welcome to Day 1553 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Patience with Ourselves – Daily Wisdom
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Hello, my friend. This is Gramps; thanks for coming along on our journey to increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Today is Day 1553 of our trek, and it’s time for your daily snippet of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget.
Today’s quote is from Evelyn Underhill, and it is, “Patience with ourselves is a duty for Christians and the only humility. For it means patience with a growing creature whom God has taken in hand and whose completion he will effect in his own time and way.”
Patience with Ourselves
It happens so often; we become impatient and frustrated with others because we are impatient and frustrated with ourselves. We need to realize that we are still imperfect in our current earthly state as imagers of God. We need to show patience with ourselves and others because we are a growing creatures whom God has taken in His hands. If we follow His Word and the precepts found therein, we will become more and more like Jesus Christ, who was a perfect imager of God. God is perfecting us in His own time and way, not according to our schedule.
In this new year, we need to resolve to accept our shortcomings and the shortcomings of everyone we meet and interact with. God’s timing is perfect, and he is willing to accept our imperfections because He sees us as we are in Christ. When we do stumble and fail, which we will, we can still go boldly before God’s throne and receive mercy and find grace to help us when we need it most. Consider this also when you are frustrated and impatient with others.
So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, I would ask you to please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along on Monday for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
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Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most importantly, your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.
As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you on Monday for more daily wisdom!