Acting patiently towards your partner can enable you to maintain the peace in the connection so that it is possible to sustain the love and harmony in the partnership.
In this guide, I would like to take a look at a couple of things you can do to become even more patient in your connection so you can have an enjoyable love life.
Consider what you’ll gain if you restrain yourself. By doing that, you will understand that you stand to gain if you control your mood, and you will be more prepared to be patient.
For example, you can decide to think to yourself such as, “Isaac is helping me a lot. He bought me a smart phone and laptop this past year, and he has promised to buy me a car. Although I get upset every time I see him talking to other girls, I will not lose all that he has promised to do for me only because I am jealous he talks to other girls. Rather, I will restrain myself and figure out the truth about his relationship with these girls. If I respond angrily, it will hurt the relationship and that I will lose all the fantastic things he has in store for me. I want to become more patient. I must be patient so that I can keep him. ” It will enable you to become more patient with others.
2. Remind Yourself of How Impatience Has Cost Some People Previously
Read the story of how Saul was dethroned because he had been impatient (1Kings 13 of the Bible), and also of how Moses did not get the chance to put his foot in Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, because he had been impatient (Numbers Chapter 20 of the Bible).
Meditate on those stories and also on the experiences of people you know in your family or neighborhood who have lost material possessions or the love of the family members as they were impatient.
This exercise will make you find that sometimes impatience can cost people in a great way. In addition, you might reason that if you’re not careful, you can also suffer the fate of these people. Accordingly, you’ll be motivated to maintain your impatience in check.
One of the ways to become more patient is to ruminate upon the lives of people who have gained great benefits after being patient.
You will find examples of people in the Bible who obtained great rewards as soon as they exercised patience.
Read the story of Hannah often. Remind yourself of how she endured provocation and ridicule, and the rewards she obtained, and let it teach you how to endure provocation from your spouse. You will become more patient when you use the methods she used to survive provocation in 1 Samuel Chapter 1 of the Bible.