What makes waiting so bad is when you see other people receiving what you are waiting for.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, those first few months were exciting just thinking about my child growing in me. Then, as time passed, my legs and back hurt from carrying this new life.
I was always tired and I was ready to meet this new person and receive this amazing gift that was growing inside of me. During those last few months, I was tired of waiting for her to be born. I would see other mothers who had lost the baby weight. I saw parents playing with their children. I was tired of waiting.
However, the reality is if I didn’t wait those nine months, my baby would be at a higher risk for health challenges. My father and bonus mother had several miscarriages. My one sister was born at seven months and because her lungs weren’t fully developed, she only lived a few hours. If she had “waited” two more months to be born, her lungs would have had time to develop and be strong enough for her to breath and live.
This is the power of waiting. It allows us to grow so we are strong and mature enough to live in the fullness of what we are waiting for.
During our time of waiting, there are some keys to remember:
Do not look at other people
Two people walk into a restaurant at the same time and sit at two different tables. One of them orders a cheeseburger and the other one orders the finest steak and lobster. The person that orders the cheeseburger will get their meal sooner than the one who ordered the steak and lobster.
This is because it doesn’t take as much time and preparation for the cheeseburger as it does for the steak and lobster. This is why we can’t look at other people’s lives and get frustrated by the timing at which they receive things. We don’t know what they ordered!
Be happy for exactly where you are in life
There are so many times in my life that I have been frustrated, hurt, depressed and angry because I was disappointed about the things that were happening, or not happening, in my life.
As time passed, I realized how good things really were for me during that time. There are so many things that I was upset about that I later realized was a blessing that I didn’t receive it and/or do it.
Are you so upset by the one thing that didn’t go your way that you are missing out on appreciating the hundreds of things that did? Being thankful comes from your heart and mind while being grateful comes from the depth of your spirit and soul.
This is the place where true peace lives. Without gratitude, you are unable to truly live in the power of being at peace.
Leave me a comment below on the lessons you have learned from waiting.