Patience. The word that you undoubtedly don't want to hear when a long awaited desire has yet more time to blossom. The idea of planting appears to be very serene. And it is for those who don't mind waiting through the process. But to a person with very little patience or who lacks the ability to wait on manifestation, it soon becomes an old hobby quick. Unfortunately, we tend to treat the important things in our life the same way. We see the importance in working hard to reap the due reward but still find ourselves complaining throughout the entire waiting process.
Whether we know what the end result will be or not, waiting is difficult. We live within a society that promotes a 'right now' mentality. Everything that we need is being manufactured to be at our fingertips. You don't want to wait in line, order online. You don't want to wait five to ten business days, order express shipping. Nothing seems to be worth waiting for now and days. We don't want to wait for food, travel, or love but what is it that we think we're missing out on if we don't get these things immediately?
I sit and contemplate on the way that I act sometimes and I amaze myself at how unraveled I become when I want something but then I'm told, that I would have to wait. I ask myself, 'do you really need that today and will you be okay without it'? Outside of health concerns, we should all work daily to be more patient because majority of the things that we lack patience for we don't need anyway. Is that cheeseburger really going to provide you with that much satisfaction? Simply wait. Forget what society tells you and search out the more important things going on around you and trust, these small matters will become even smaller.
So the next time that you're in a position of waiting, and you will, please remember to be still and to be quiet. Good things come to those who wait. The Bible teaches that patience is virtuous. Be patient. Peace
I have observed over the years that praying continuously for something doesn’t always indicate to consistently ask for something. I can pray one day for peace of mind and the next for God to guide me in areas where I can remove things that create stress or provide me with the proper solution to deal with it. The next day, I can ask about how I can bring peace into someone elses life.
Prayer time with God shouldn’t be only about asking the same thing over and over again because he hears us when we pray the first time. But perhaps more so about having multiple conversations about the matter and being willing to broaden your perspective. Also, setting time aside for God to speak back to you.
We would all love for things to just go as we plan but life has taught us that, this isn't always the case. Sometimes you will experience traveling down multiple paths just to arrive at one destination but you can't give up. You have to develop, not so much a thick skin, but an adaptive one.
The next time you find yourself having to take an unexpected alternate route, reevaluate and keep going. One step at a time may seem insurmountable but it is the process to complete any journey.
There's a popular saying, "Thoughts become things". Although all of our imaginings don't transpire into "actual" things, some of the emotions that accompany those thoughts can seep into our reality. If you're constantly imaging yourself failing, you will begin to feel like a failure and this emotion can sometimes be so powerful that it'll hinder you from pursuing dreams, accomplishing goals, and maturing.
I hope on today that you exercise good thoughts. Imagine yourself overcoming fear and excelling at something new. Soon enough, you'll go from thinking, to doing.
Recently, I called myself ‘extending the olive branch’. Admittedly it made me feel pretty vulnerable. I had thoughts of rejection that flooded my mind that almost caused me to just walk away entirely, but I didn’t. I faced the situation head on and although the result may be not what I anticipated, I’m happy for my own growth. In this process of apologizing for my part in a dispute and forgiving misunderstandings that arose from it, I’ve seen a new leap within me. I didn’t as much focus on what the other party was responsible for, I just owned my own.
Dont be afraid to put yourself out there in order to bring clarity to a situation. You may not get the results that you want but the mere fact that you’re willing to arrest pride, is a great milestone. Encourage yourself and remember to pray and ask God for His will to be done because He knows the beginning and the end of a thing. Be blessed.