If we love God we have to be patient to receieve his promises ( Hebrews 6:12). James 1:4 tells us to have our patience have its perfect work that we may be perfect and complete lacking nothing. It literally means we are not complete unless we have patience.Patience builds our character. (Romans 5:3) and our character builds our hope.God is patient with us as well.He is patient to be gracious to us. (Isaiah 30:18).Patience is not how long you wait but about what you do during the time of waiting.