Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. James 1:3
Knowing: to come to know, recognize, perceive
Trying: the proving, a testing; by implication, trustworthiness; trial
Faith: belief, trust, confidence
Worketh: to do that from which something results, produce
Patience: steadfastness, constancy, endurance (the characteristic of a man who is unswerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings)
The characteristic of a man UNSWERVED from his deliberate purpose. Focused. Goal oriented. Steadfast.
There is a purpose to the testings and trials. There is to be a result from all that happens in our lives. We can have maximum calmness (James 1:2) in the midst of the trials, because we RECOGNIZE that God has a very SPECIFIC purpose.
UNSWERVED from the Deliberate Purpose!