I’m not a very patient person.
Perhaps I am getting better. But I can definitely identify times in my life where I have wanted something so bad that I have gone out of my way to get it. And nearly every time it has resulted in a tonne of debt, damaged relationships, or having to make amends or adjustments at some point down the line. My dad used to always tell me “a good job is quicker done than a bad job”. It used to frustrate the heck out of me, but it has proven to be one of the most valuable pieces of life advice I have ever received. There is no such thing as cutting corners or making something happen when it shouldn’t. It just doesn’t happen.
The lesson I have learned, time and again, through my own faults, is that I do not always know what is best for me, or when it is best for me.
But God does.
Whoever keeps a command will know no evil thing, and the wise heart will know the proper time and the just way. For there is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on him”
– Ecclesiastes 8:5-6
We are called to trust and obedience because God has His best in store for us, and in that trust and obedience we will not encounter the detrimental. There is a a right time and a right way for everything good that is planned for our lives, and it is with a discerning, wise heart that we will find it in the right time.
The problem now is that we let it worry us too much. We get so caught up fretting about when the next best thing will happen, that more often than not we miss the best thing God is doing now.
I know I go on about it a bit, but relax, do not worry, and allow yourself to become aware of the awesome things that God is doing with you, through you and for you right now. And in His timing and in His way the best will come.