Ever observed the beauty of time?… Time brings about seasons and changes. On the other hand, change is a constant phenomenon. Okay, let’s go down the memory lane and take a look at how/where we were a few years ago… Any changes?… Of course Yes!.. Comprising of the beautiful and the ugly right?.. Definitely!. Yea, life comprises of both ups and downs which brings about its beauty.
Now talking about patience, one of the very important assets in life, it is indeed a virtue. Time has a beautiful way of making known the value, the essence or the reward of Patience. Patience is basically the key to pass the test of time.
Many people think success comes at just a snap of the fingers, hoping to go to bed and waking up to a “ready-made” successful life. I was talking with a classmate friend of mine and he says he doesn’t want to work under anyone once he’s done with pharmacy school, he’ll just open up his “Big Pharmacy” and make his quick kudi(money), making reference to Health Plus Pharmacy. Then I’m like: you have to start from somewhere, you can’t just wake up one morning and own a “Big Pharmacy”. Rome wasn’t built in a day, even the CEO of Health Plus didn’t just make her pharmacy evolve in a day, month or even a year, it’s been on for over 10years so she definitely started from somewhere. There’s a process to everything in life. Life itself is a process. Never forsake little beginnings, for out of them flows the springs of success. (Ecclesiastes 7:8~ Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.)
Exercising patience doesn’t mean that you sit and do nothing, watching and waiting for manner to drop from heaven or waiting for the “ready-made” successful life to appear. NO!.. You might just as well wait till thy Kingdom come or watch your destiny expire. Patience is no lounging affair. It comes alongside sacrifices, humility, perseverance, the zeal to work harder, consistency, diligence, a positive and optimistic mindset. .
Frankly speaking, there are times when things seem so tough and you want to just give up and let things slide, DON’T GIVE UP! they are your tests. Do less of complaining and more of problem solving. Constantly remind yourself of where you’re headed, get back on your feet and fight through. Challenges are reminders that great things lie ahead. They equip and make you stronger for greater tasks ahead. I remember reading something on Instagram saying “Breakthroughs are not Drivethroughs”. Really!.., neither are they walkthroughs or sleepthroughs. They are BREAKthroughs meaning they require effort and energy to achieve. Literarily, effort is required on a normal ground to break something. So never have the conception that success is easy. Success is hard work and takes relative time to achieve.
Nevertheless, all I’ve mentioned can never be complete if God isn’t involved because without Him, we’ll be totally miserable. (Romans 12:12~ Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer). Make Him the source through which your efforts and strengths flow, always tell Him about whatsoever great plans you have and be patient to hear him speak to you. You’ll realize he’ll broaden your views and perspectives of your plans. He’ll definitely direct you if you’re willing to let him lead you. (Proverbs 16:9~ A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps).
To cap it up, commit all to God and just trust the process, learn to give time some time!!!. Have a fabulous day!
~ Mary Agaruwa.