“Following Jesus,” Friend, Sept. 2013, 13
Jesus Christ said, “In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:19).
Jesus was never impatient with those who didn’t understand His teachings. Instead, He loved them and helped them learn. For example, the Nephites didn’t understand His teachings all at once, so Jesus visited them several times. Instead of being angry or frustrated, He said: “Prepare your minds for the morrow, and I come unto you again” (3 Nephi 17:3).
Challenge 1: When you notice someone patiently helping you, say thank you.
Challenge 2: The next time you start to feel impatient with someone, pray for help to act how Jesus would act.
Challenge 3: Be patient with yourself the next time you make a mistake while trying to learn something new.