Patience – Let’s Get Dressed, it’s Game Time!!!

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“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience(Colossians 3:12).

Uniforms.

Some sports team’s uniforms are classy. Some are…well…not so much.

Did you know Christian’s have a uniform? Yup. The Apostle Paul tells us what the Christian uniform looks like:

  • compassion
  • kindness
  • humility
  • meekness
  • patience

Think about our world. Our world desperately needs Christians who are uniformed with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

The reason why these are to be the marks of the Christian’s uniform is because Christians are God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved by God. Because of all that God has done for us in Jesus Christ, we are to resemble our God and our Savior.

Here’s the thing about these marks of the Christian’s uniform: you have to put it on. You have to clothe yourselves with these marks. These characteristics don’t just happen. We have to actively put them on. We have to put them on because these are foreign to our natural selves. The marks of our natural selves are the opposite of the marks of the Christian. The marks of the world’s uniform are:

  • indifference vs compassion
  • coldheartedness vs kindness
  • proud vs humility
  • superiority vs meekness
  • impatience vs patience

The marks of the world’s uniform, we are born with. We don’t have to work at them. We just have them.

Just as we are intentional about dressing ourselves in the morning, we need to be intentional about putting on the Christian uniform. We have to put the marks of the Christian uniform on every day.

So, let’s get dressed! It’s game time!

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