James teaches us at least three points in this text.

1. Be Patient (v. 7-8) – Patience carries the idea long-suffering, and having a tranquil spirit while waiting. A lack of patience often leads to a situation worse or it strains the relationship that you are in. So James gives us a clear command: “Be patient and wait on the LORD.”

2. Complain Less and Love More (v. 9) – Don’t become Dr. Complains-a-lot. Instead, be like Paul and find contentment in Christ through every life situation.

3. Be The Change (v. 10) – Be the example of contentment by not complaining. Follow the example of Jesus Christ.