But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience.
Would you like to be a minister of God? You say, “But I can’t preach.” Another may say, “But I can’t persuade.” But can you show patience? Much patience? Of all the things Paul lists that approve someone as a minister, the very first is “much patience.” The greater the patience, the greater the minister. There is much power and much persuasion in much patience. Genius is only patience, hard at work.