Do you have a short fuse?
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. (James 1:2-3 KJV)
Patience seems to be in short supply today; both among individuals operating in accordance to ways of this world and with those who profess to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The response to adverse or contrary circumstances of those acknowledging to live unto the things of Christ should stand out and be different from the response of those choosing to live according to the darkness of the god of this world.
Often it seems man is operating in a mode riddled with impatience and hurriedness rather than peace and joy no matter which pathway he is walking along in this world. Situations develop rapidly, faith is often tested and stretched to the limit, and resilience depends upon the object or person in which faith is placed. Those who have professed their faith in the things of God should be operating in His supernatural strength, not their own weakness, allowing any testing to further deepen their resolve. While those who have their faith resting in fleeting things in this world will falter, falling apart when faced with contrary winds and storms in this world as the objects of their faith are kicked out from beneath them as they are tossed to and fro and capsized in the storms of this world.
Are you steadfast and joyfully resilient in the face of persecution and testing as you sojourn in this world or prickly and easily ignitable as sparks begin to fly in the spiritual storms of this world?