I think it is true what people say about asking God for patience. Do, and He will give you plenty of chances to either choose patience or impatience!! That has been my prayer for myself lately...that I would be a patient person. I am usually so selfish...wanting things to go exactly how I want them to, and when they don't, I lose my patience!! The latest "trial" is the Bean standing up in her crib for naptimes. I put her down, she stands up and cries, I go put her down again, she stands again, etc. This went on for 30 minutes today for her afternoon nap. Usually I would get frustrated, but God was gracious and allowed me to be patient with her.
I thought, what a great picture of my relationship with my heavenly Father. I try to stand up to Him in defiance, but He gently puts me back where I should be and is infinitely patient with me. What a great God we serve!!
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. ~ Psalm 86:15