Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

Season 3 mini-series: Fruit of the Spirit–Patience

The Fruits of the Spirit and the Deadly Sins in Sport 

The sixth fruit of the spirit we’re discussing is patience. Patience is such a great topic related to sport because it is associated with long-suffering and forebearance–two words often used as synonyms. Patience is endurance, and what athlete doesn’t know the value of endurance.

In this episode, Brian and Chad discuss patience related to trust, especially relying on their coaching experiences. And, in case you thought some of this sounds familiar, they refer to a really interesting SFL podcast episode from July 2021 with Dr. Sarah Schnitker on her social psychology lab’s work on patience. What’s most important to an athlete in developing patience? The answer is simple but insightful. Athletes show greater endurance when they know there’s a meaningful reason for their participation in the activity.

Tune in to the podcast to find more!