Do you become frustrated, angry, or upset when expectations are not met? If you do, then you need healing for past and present patience issues. In fact, the issues listed below create offenses in our hearts, which prevents us from being patient, and loving others well.
Read through the list below. If you relate to an unhealthy belief or behavior on the list, go back to 5–Finding Painful Memories and Healing Issues to identify the related painful memories. Then, pray the prayer example for each issue. Next, lose/put off the oppressive energies and spirits attached to each painful memory. It is helpful to keep a prayer journal to track your healing.
Frustration: a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems
Anger: a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath
Injustice: a wrong or injury
Unfairness: treated with partiality and inequality
Bitterness: characterized by intense antagonism or hostility
Self-centered: concerned only with one’s own affairs; selfish; want things done your way only
Loose UNHEALTHY BELIEFS AND LIES—bind in the opposite truth
Something must change right now for me to be ok
No wonder no one has patience with me. I don’t even have patience with me!
Why even bother to consider being patience, no one else is patient.
Waiting for anything just reminds me of how useless being patient is. I can’t get what I want anyway.
He/she is going to be angry with me no matter what I do or don’t do. This delay means I am not going to get what I need and want.
I can’t wait! I must have it now! I can’t rest until I get it! I don’t want to wait. Why should I?
Patience doesn’t make things happen. I have to push and push for results. The energy of anger and frustration covers my fear and forces others to do what I want.
Patience is not for me, because my desires take priority.
PATIENCE IS… Pray and bind/put on all of the following attributes and truths:
Bearing or enduring pain, trouble, inconvenience, etc. without complaint, losing self-control, making a disturbance, etc.
Forbearing: tolerate (to put up with). Keep oneself in check. Refusing to be provoked or angered, as by an insult or frustration
Just: moral principle determining right conduct
Fair: treating of both or all sides alike
Persevering: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement (does not quit)
Merciful: compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or person in one’s power
TRUTH AND TRANSFORMATION STATEMENTS
Being patient comes from wisdom, and it is to my glory to overlook an offense and not be prideful and haughty. Prov. 19:11; Eccl. 7:8b
Being patient clams a quarrel but anger stirs up strife, so I loose/put off anger and wanting things my way. Prov 15:18
I can be patient with everyone and bear with them, not to complain about them but to forgive them as Christ is patient with me and forgives me. 1 Thes. 5:14b; Col. 3:12b,13
By patience and faith will I see the promises of God found in His Word. Heb. 6:12
I can rejoice in hope, be patient in affliction, praying always… Rom. 12:12
I trust God to give me what I truly need in His perfect, divine timing. Phil. 4:19; Luke 12:22-34
I can be humble, gentle, and patient; showing tolerance for others in love… Eph. 4:2