As humans, we are wired for instant gratification. We want what we want, and we want it now. But when it comes to relationships, especially with our significant others, we need to learn patience and perseverance.
Imagine being a farmer who plants a seed that takes six months to sprout.
You tend to the field, watering it, weeding it, and fertilizing it, but for months, you see no results. Farmers are used to this delay, but when it comes to relationships, we often expect immediate results.
We want our partners to change, to be more affectionate, or to show us more appreciation, but these changes take time.
We need to remember that our partners are living organisms, just like plants.
They need time and nurturing to grow and flourish. It can take months, even a year, for a person to show the kind of love and affection we desire.
We need to have patience and persevere, knowing that our efforts will eventually bear fruit.
But the road to patience and perseverance is not easy. It can be frustrating and agonizing.
It’s easy to become impatient and lose our empathy and compassion when we don’t see results quickly.
We may feel entitled to our partner’s love and affection, but we need to remember that they are not obligated to give it to us on our timeline.
It’s important to recognize the subtle attacks of the enemy, who may whisper in our ear, telling us that we deserve better or that we shouldn’t have to wait so long. These thoughts can lead to impatience and frustration, which can ultimately damage our relationships.
Instead, we need to remind ourselves that we have a right to be frustrated, but we also have a responsibility to be patient and compassionate.
We must cultivate these virtues within ourselves, and not rely on our partners to fulfill us.
One way to do this is to seek feedback and validation from a higher power. Imagine asking God if He is pleased with your efforts, and receiving an answer so substantial that you no longer hunger for feedback from your partner.
This kind of validation can help us to be patient and persevere, knowing that our efforts are not in vain.
In conclusion, cultivating patience and perseverance in relationships is essential to their success. We must remember that our partners are living organisms who need time and nurturing to grow and flourish.
We must also recognize the subtle attacks of the enemy and stay vigilant against them. By seeking validation from a higher power and cultivating patience and compassion within ourselves, we can build stronger, healthier relationships.
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