Everything seems pressing. We must have success now. We must be happy right now. We must feel loved and appreciated from moment we hear hello.
So, whatever happened to taking time to develop success, happiness, or love? Is it a thing of the past to value the process or journey to the best destinations in life?
Even during the most difficult of circumstances there are valuable opportunities – to learn and to grow and to get stronger. Yet, the temptation is to rush through the gauntlet of life in order to finish the treacherous race or get to celebration. All the while never realizing that every obstacle is serves as an opportunity to graduate on to advanced courses. And each level begs a moment of appreciation, celebration even as the challenge was intended to be difficult, yet it was conquered.
It is true that some races or tasks are designed to exposed the swift. However, that is not the case with life, career, relationships, or maturity. The greater the goal the longer we should pause between each ascention to reflect on what just happened – for the purpose of celebration and to prepare for the next level.
In those moments when trouble beseachs over an extended wait. Take advantage of the pregnant pause to acknowledge the obvious achievements and plan out the best course of action for the future. Sometimes God’ speed is much slower than the desired pace. And God moves – when God moves.