I always hated people saying you shouldn’t pray for patience. “If you pray for patience,” they would say, “you’ll get trials.” So their brilliant solution was to not pray for patience. If you NEED patience, PRAY for patience; I did and I noticed tests came, but so did the patience to pass those tests. If you want an easy comfortable life, then get out of Christian service-God promised trials.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us
So God’s word says that there will be trials in this life, so you can have trials with patience or without it. Which do you think is better? (HINT: Pray for patience.)
I have personally been praying for something else recently. I have been asking God to make me a man of prayer. Since, I have done that I have been made aware of problems in a wide variety of areas, from personal to global. Just like knuckle headed Christians said “you shouldn’t pray for patience,” I was tempted to say that I shouldn’t pray to be a man of prayer. I want to say on a mental level it is not an easy transition to go from being a twerp in prayer to a man of prayer. Pray for me. (LOL lots of prayer going on here; it’s like the universal solution.) But the problems I am now aware of are not new, I am just bringing those problems to God in prayer, and I am doing lots of little bits of spiritual growing up, along the way. So I highly, but not lightly, recommend praying to be a man or lady of prayer.
So from one trainee to another, keep it up, because God will answer that prayer!