PATIENCE, noun pa'shens. [Latin patientia, from patior, to suffer.]
1. The suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness. patience may spring from constitutional fortitude, from a kind of heroic pride, or from christian submission to the divine will.
2. A calm temper which bears evils without murmuring or discontent.
3. The act or quality of waiting long for justice or expected good without discontent.
Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Matthew 18:26.
4. Perseverance; constancy in labor or exertion.
He learnt with patience and with meekness taught.
5. The quality of bearing offenses and injuries without anger or revenge.
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
just as the arena and the field of action tests the athlete, so also the Christian is checked in the arena of struggle as to whether he truly loves God. Patience in the struggle against various sins and courage in rushing out to apply the divine commandments characterize the fervent worshipper of Jesus. REF:Elder Ephraim of Philotheou Mount Athos, "Counsels from the Holy Mountain"
YOU CAN'T CHEAT THE GRIND..IT KNOWS HOW MUCH YOU'VE INVESTED, IT WILL NOT GIVE YOU ANYTHING YOU HAVE NOT WORKED FOR