When we think of Christian character there is a word that keeps coming up. Here the word referring to that character is “faithful” (530) and the quality associated with it is patience. Two key places we see this are the gifts of the Spirit,
(Galatians 5:22 KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,and the description of love,
(1 Corinthians 13:4 KJV) Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,For those not familiar with the KJV, “longsuffering” is one of its translations of suffering.
So? Here the context is gaining wealth but the principle applies to every area of life. God has his timing for our finances, our marrying, our child bearing and even our new car.