I think I can speak for the majority, when I say that waiting is probably one of the most difficult things for people to do. I don’t know what it is about time, that makes people want to throw in the towel and quit. Although time plays a role in one’s impatience, I believe where most of the issues lie, are often in the process. Hypothetically speaking, I’m building my dream home. After meeting with the contractor, going over the blueprint, and obtaining permits, she tells me I’d have to wait at least 10-12 months, before I can move in. “Wow! Why such a long time, I ask?” She replies, “Your house is a customized build, so it’s going to take a little longer than usual, to give you everything you want.” I was puzzled, but understood. Besides, I didn’t have any knowledge of what it took to build a house, so how could I argue?
Although I’m not satisfied with the wait time, I am pleased to know, in just a years’ time, I’ll be moving into the house of my dreams. Months into the construction, the frequent updates I had received, where not given often enough. Every time I questioned anything, I was always directed to someone else. After awhile, not only was I extremely confused and angry, I was upset, because I had no clue what was going on, nor did I have control of the situation. At that point, I wanted to severe ties, take my losses, and throw in the towel and quit. I had prayed to God for years for this home, and He promised He’d give it to me, so why was this happening? I was so frustrated! It wasn’t the fact that construction was taking too long, it was because I didn’t know where I was in the process. Suddenly, my dreams seemed so out of reach, that I couldn’t even see them anymore.
I’ve been praying and waiting for a multi-million dollar book deal (and I’m going to get it!). It’s taking me years to get it, but I haven’t given up hope, because I know it’s coming. What I don’t know, is where I am in the process of receiving it. Am I close? Still far away? Who knows, and that’s the frustrating part! The thing I’m met with now is, do I continue to wait for it come, or give up on the idea of it altogether? Obviously, I’ve chosen to be patient and wait, and I wish others would have too. Even though the wait is long and the process is filled with uncertainty, the process is what’s going to lead to your destiny, but you must endure it, in order to get to it. Look at it this way, if you forfeit the process, you forfeit your dreams.
Keep dreaming. Keep waiting. Keep trusting the process!
Until next time my NOTE takers!