11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, Colossians 1:11
Who needs power?
Who needs endurance?
Who needs patience?
We’re all cheering at the first two but when Paul gets to patience, our cheers come to an end.
Patience is one of those traits that we actually have to endure to receive. But it’s one of the traits God wants us to have, mainly because we’re impatient.
Recall, though, that the ultimate in patience is God Himself. He is patient with us, with everyone around us, and with the entire world.
If we were to control the world for a day, we would have very little patience with the junk going on. Not God. He knows what’s best. God knows when to halt the evil and one day He will.
When you pray for wisdom and His will for others, one of the results is they would get patience without you even praying for patience for them. Here’s the entire prayer in context.
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, Colossians 1:9-11
You might even say you’re blessing them with patience. They just don’t have to know it.