“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”-Corrie ten Boom
Have you ever wanted something so bad, that it hurts? At times, you feel so close to it; you often dream about it and sometimes you just can’t get it out of your head.
What’s that thing for you? How long have you been waiting? How encouraged are you in the process?
Anything worth having really does take time. We have so many dreams and goals that we aspire to see happen but many of us get frustrated with the process. Think about how crazy life would be if we could just make things happen exactly when we wanted them to. Think about the many things that would happen prematurely because we didn’t have the patience to wait until it was ready. What a disaster life would be.
“Life is all about timing…the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable becomes available, the unattainable….attainable, have the patience, wait it out its all about timing.”-Stacey Charter
Timing really is everything. We live in a fast paced society where we like to have access to everything in a matter of minutes. We enjoy checking out through the express lane, eating fast food, online banking, and googling information that we can get in a matter of seconds. We like everything fast paced. I often wonder if the pace of society has anything to do with the frustration we experience in the process of life and in our journey to accomplishing our goals and dreams.
“In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm.”-Corrie ten Boom
When we go through life and are frustrated with where we are, we take away our ability to understand the purpose of the season. Everything that we experience and go through in life is for a purpose. Whether what we experienced was a product of our decisions or a God orchestrated step, it is needed to get us to the place where God desires us to be. Sometimes we may not understand the purpose of what we experience, but we will one day.
When you envisioned your process towards your goals, how did you imagine it would look? Does it look anything like you’ve planned?
Often times, what we plan our lives to look like or what we dream it should look like, is no where near the process of what we imagined. We must learn to be patient and not rush the process or journey of life so we don’t miss the important lessons we need to learn.
When I think about life’s process, I think about the difference in a microwave versus a crock pot meal. When you put food in a crockpot and give it time to cook it taste ten times better than if we were to cook it in the microwave and warm it for a some minutes. What’s the difference? I’m glad you asked. The difference is when something is in a crock pot it has time to simmer and marinade and it’s not rushed so many of the flavors has a chance to settle in and the end results are amazing because there was no rush in the process. When we microwave our food, its not always as hot as we like or sometimes it maybe too hot. It may get us the goal we want, which is quickness but it won’t be as good as it could be if we would have given it more time to cook.
Life is a process. We may not be where we want to be now, but we can take little steps everyday to get us closer to where we desire to be. We must be intentional and take time to understand where we are and what we need in this season of life. Sometimes taking a step back and looking how far you have come can keep you encouraged in the process of life.
I want to encourage you to take time today to reflect and evaluate your life. Look at how far you have come and take some time to think about the season you are in. What lessons are you learning? Are you growing in this season?
Don’t rush your process, everything will happen in time.
Thanks for reading!
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