Hello everyone! I’ve missed you all. It is so great to be back. I have had quite a month. A lot of big changes have been going on in my life lately. I’m in a new city, continuing to master my new job and building a whole new life. It is an exciting, refreshing chapter I am so grateful for. Looking back, I have begun to truly understand the importance of timing. It is key in just about every aspect of life. If we try to rush things, whether cooking instructions, a career move, or jumping into a relationship — the results are usually disastrous (especially with that last one).
Life works through phases. It grows and develops through intentional, intricate processes. Human beings grow from embryo to senior adult. The weather and plants grow, die, and grow again through seasons. Should we still persevere and make our goals happen, of course. I am highlighting that too often, we ignore the step-by-step nature that transformation and growth have. It is to our own detriment.
In my own life, each station was set to prepare me for another. My time working in a grocery store taught me patience with people and to budget my money wisely. My time at a newspaper taught me valuable multimedia skills and time/project management. It all has led this new chapter, a season of my life I have long dreamed of and fought so hard for. There were times went I was headstrong and made some very foolish decisions. I rushed some career moves, some relationships. In each situation, the results were indeed disastrous.
God is a masterful planner. Why do we think we can jump ahead and act like we know better than the planner of the universe? I can tell you this, he has never been late or too early. He provides me with the right opportunities right when I need them. I wan to challenge you all to reflect and think about times in your life when you rushed things. How did they turn out? Compare that to times when you went through the process and made growth possible. What were the differences? Please comment and share your experiences with me. I hope to join you all again very soon as I discuss a current trend, “Why relativism destroys itself.” Take care.
“To love God is to love His will. It is to wait quietly for life to be measured by One who knows us through and through. It is to be content with His timing and His wise appointment.”
~ Elisabeth Elliot
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