Longsuffering is the part of the fruit of the Spirit that enables Believers to obtain the promises of the Word of God. Longsuffering is “patient endurance.” “That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself. Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise” (Hebrews 6:12-15).
Abraham obtained the promise of God—his son, Isaac—after he had patiently endured. Likewise, as you diligently obey what God tells you to do in spite of your circumstances, you will see longsuffering develop in your life. Abraham waited 25 years to receive the promise of God. Are you willing to wait that long?