Colossians 3:12 (AMP) 12 Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].
It seems like we all have patience until we are under trial. Patience is a fruit of the spirit that grows under trial. When we release our faith, we have a trial. During the trial, we get the opportunity to be patient. Patience is not just waiting; it is about how we act while we are waiting. The way we act while we are waiting (how we handle our patience) can determine how long we are in our trial.
Sometimes God will lead us the longer or more difficult way to our victory. God wants to make sure we are strong enough to handle what we have in store for our future. He has to develop our character.
Exodus 13:17 (AMP) 17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God led them not by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God said, Lest the people change their purpose when they see war and return to Egypt.