Good descriptions of patience and self-control

Even though I’m not a fan of that foot-loose and fancy-free paraphrase called The Message, I happened across a couple of items in it I thought were good.

Mr. Peterson, the author of the work, describes patience, in Galatians’ fruit of the Spirit, as “a willingness to stick with things,” and self-control as being “able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.”

Those seem to be fairly good depictions, the latter one especially, as far as they go.

Also, from the two descriptions, it’s possible to see that a relationship exists between the two.

How would you qualify these descriptions of the two qualities that the Spirit of God produces in the saint?

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