I have to admit it, I am impatient, whew, there I said it. It is hard acknowledging that fact to myself and then be brave enough to share with others. You are my community, so I can share with you.
You may be asking, why is that such a big deal as almost everyone is, however, I actually thought that I was a patient woman, and I only get impatient at times. However, that is not so at all. Reflection is a powerful tool that we should use, whether at the end of each day, week or at the end of the year. It is an opportunity to look back, take stock, make adjustments and changes if necessary and make plans to move forward.
I have been going through a hard season and in one of my moments of reflection, I realized that I have not been waiting and that I do not wait well. Waiting requires trust, whether what I am waiting on works in my favor or not, I have to trust the the process. no matter the outcome. It will all work out for my good. When I look at my emotional health, I want to rush through hurt and pain so that I can be well, I want things to happen now, in my business, my ministry, my life and my family.
As I acknowledged the thoughts and truly processed how not waiting has caused me to doubt God's plans and purpose for my life. I can't help thinking about the outcome of some of the decisions that I made, if only I had just waited. To wait does not suggest denial, it suggests process. The process is simply to prepare us for what we are believing and praying for. Although the waiting process is not easy, it is necessary.
As I think about a cake, once all the ingredients are mixed together and poured, ready for the oven, depending on what you are baking, the temperature has to be set to the right degree. After this the waiting game begins, if this process is skipped we then have an unfinished product, that is