Patience was never one of my strongest qualities but… over the years as a parent, a teacher, a writer… I learned that the world revolved on “God’s time” and not my own.
I began to note incidents where my impatience caused only problems.
Looking for my car keys in a panic only to find them once I calmed down enough to see that they were right on the kitchen counter.
Racing to an appointment only to be stopped by an officer for not wearing my seat belt.
Hurrying to a meeting with someone to find out that they… themselves… were running late.
Time and time again I noticed that whenever I allowed impatience to take over… the universe had a way of telling me to “slow down.”
When we are going through difficult times, it is hard to be patient.
We want the pain to end.
The situation to resolve.
Our life to move forward but…
Life is on “God’s time.”
I began to see that I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
That by trying to “hurry life” along… I was only causing myself undo stress.
You cannot force things to change.
You cannot force life to change.
You can do everything you can in the present to be healthy and happy… but you must have patience and wait for the final outcome.
“Dear God, help me to stay in the moment. Help me to see that having patience is having faith in your plan.”