Love is Patient. Love is not driven by emotion, but by decision.
However, its opposite is impatience.
Impatience is hateful,
It boasts, is self-seeking, is intolerant,
It angers easily, keeps records of wrongs, and refuses to sacrifice,
Impatience delights in the evil of selfishness and exasperates the truth,
Impatience neglects, always despairs, always panics
Impatience is a sign of dangerous emotional love.
This kind of love destroys and is never satisfied.
However, God is love: Agape Love.
Without God’s agape love, we are nothing.
Without God’s love, we gain nothing.
His love is righteousness compelled to succeed.
God’s beginning is patience and His end is perseverance,
for His timing is our success.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…
Father, help us with agape love. We are emotional beings that feed our impatient monster. Help us to die to this fiend and live in your righteousness not our selfishness. In Jesus Name, Amen.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8