Continuing on in our look at each of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and how affirming them cultivates intentional mindfulness within us.

Affirmations are a statement intended to provide encouragement, emotional support, or motivation, 

In Philippians 4:8, Paul gives us instructions on what we should think or meditate about. 

\”And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.\” Philippians 4:8— NLT

According to Wikipedia, In common language usage, \”fruit\” usually means the seed-associated fleshy structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible. The fruits of the Spirit are fine points that should naturally grow out of the proceedings of the Holy Spirit in our life. 

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23— NLT

Fruits of the Spirit affirmations are based upon Scripture to inspire us to cultivate the fruits of the Spirit in our daily lives. The word \”Spirit\” in these affirmations will be capitalized because these are fruits given to us by the Holy Spirit, not ourselves. 

The fruits of the Spirit are:

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Goodness
  • Faithfulness
  • Gentleness
  • Self-control

Each affirmation consists of scriptures, positive affirmations, and questions to motivate you to go deeper in meditation and study time.  

Say the affirmations and scriptures out loud as you work through the study.  

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Patience

I Choose Patience

When we\’re in a traffic jam or on a heavily congested highway, we see that humankind is not patient. We want to travel and get there fast, from standing in the slowest line in the grocery store or in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The bottom line is we don\’t like to be delayed.

God is our most outstanding example of patience. He lovingly waits for us to repent and stop wrecking up our lives. We should try our best to mirror the love and mercy that God shows us.

Here are affirmations and verses about patience to encourage you as you learn about looking at life through God\’s timetable. 

Loving Patience

— I choose to show love to others by having a gentle and patient spirit with them.

 \”with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.\” NASB

Ephesians 4:2— NASB

Intentional Patience

— I choose to be a patient spirit. Just as I look into my refrigerator and choose what to eat, I choose to be patient. 

\”Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.\”

Colossians 3:12— NLT

Steady patience

—I choose to have a steadfast attitude with my patience. When I plant seeds of patience, I will glean a heavenly reward. 

\”We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who, through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.\”

Hebrews 6:12— NIV

Strong patience

—I choose to be strong by practicing patience. When I show patience, I am an example of the strength and endurance that comes through my faith in God.

\”We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy\”

Colossians 1:11— NLT

Reflections

Am I slow or fast to show patience?

Do others describe me as patient? What are some examples?

How can I show patience with others today?

A Patience Affirmation

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24 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave such a kind comment!! I really appreciate it!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

  2. Patience can be hard to find sometimes. Yet, when we pause, pray, and rest in the peace that God provides, peace will be found. 🙂 Have a blessed week!

    1. Thank you for your kind words my friend.

  3. Paula, I love that you break down the different types of patience here which I never really thought about before. Thk you!

  4. Thank you, Paula! I’m really enjoying this walk through the Fruits of the Spirit.

  5. Paula, I needed this reminder today. Just yesterday I commented on how I was running thin on patience. Today your post reminded me it is a fruit of the Spirit and He never runs thin or dry. All I need to do is come to Him and ask Him for a fresh supply 🙂

    1. I’m so happy this touched you today. He sure doesn’t run thin or dry, Amen.

  6. Thank you for these encouraging verses, Paula. And I appreciate your patience affirmation, “Today, I resolve to be patient. I know patience is a choice and the people in my life are worth it.”

  7. Paula, I appreciate your outline and prompting us to think more on patience. Most people would say I am very patient, but I know different! I have to choose patience often, and be intentional about cultivating that fruit in my life!

    1. Sounds like me. I have to stop, think, pause, and choose patience.

  8. Eph. 4.2 is one of my go-to Scriptures when counseling. It seems to sum it all up, the need to show patience and forbearance and do it all out of our love for God and others.

    1. It sure does some it up Donna. Love God and love others.

  9. Good post sister!

  10. Paula, this one is for me. I need more patience and you have helped me with affirmations to help. Thank you!

    1. I’m so happy this helped. I struggle big time with this sometimes. For the most part, I can catch irritation, and head it off asking Jesus to help me.

  11. Oh, gosh. Great reminder. This is one I have trouble with. For a long time in my life, I waitied for many things. Now that I’m older and have the means, I am so impatient. I don’t like waiting on anything. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 85. Shared.

  12. Thank you for sharing these affirmations with all of us. I continue to work on my patience. That verse from Colossians 1:11 is a great reminder for all of us.

  13. I always ensure I leave early so I can reach my destination on time accounting for heavy traffic to ensure I arrive calm, that way I cannot nor can any one else ‘lose patience’. Thanks for linking with #pocolo

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