Life, as we live it now is a fast paced one, in a fast paced world. Nobody has the heart enough to wait for anything anymore. We eat fast food, drive fast cars, chase after mobile devices that exhibit great performance– which means they are fast. Is it any wonder at all that some hours in the day have been named rush hours? Some hours in the morning before and after work are tagged rush hours due to the heavy traffic on the roads during those times. Drivers use shortcuts, shoulder lanes, honk horns rudely at each other; some even speed like hell itself is after them. You ‘ll wonder where everyone is rushing to or what exactly is gained by being impatient. Now drivers can’t even wait for pedestrians to cross the streets, pedestrians stand the risk of being knocked over if they don’t run across the streets when they can.
Is it really necessary to wait at all? Do good things still, come to those who wait? For the young people who wait to be intimate with their partners only after marriage, has it been worth it? For those who chase after everything in skirts or shorts for pleasure, was the mad rush for sex worth it?
Good things still come to those who wait.
Waiting might look useless, or make you look stupid and old-fashioned, but I truly believe that good things still come to those who wait. Being able to wait for your turn at what is yours pays off, no matter how long you have to wait. Waiting saves you the stress of being confused and faced with too many options to choose from. When you wait wisely –wait with wisdom, not idly, you realize that things clear out for you. Your sanity is maintained, you rarely suffer the kickbacks of the “rush hours” of life. Even nature makes way for you without putting up a fight. You save yourself the heartache and anger associated with the “rush hours”. Waiting is never in vain, it’s a door of opportunity that you should try taking when it avails. Don’t be in a hurry to attain a status or possessions, those things have the tendency to blind your heart and mind on their own, talk less of pursuing them in a hurry.
The point I’m trying to make is that it’s good and safe to wait(at least most of the time). You stand the chance of gaining strength to keep soaring and flying. You enjoy peace of mind when others are in constant mental turmoil. You are able to enjoy life as you’re content taking it one day at a time. People can enjoy meeting you or having an encounter with you because you’re pleasant. No snapping at them and frowned faces.
But the truth is, waiting isn’t an easy thing. You may not be far from right if you describe it as Herculean. Nevertheless, it is one thing that is worth learning to do. Waiting doesn’t come easy, you’ll get hungry along the way, the hunger may manifest physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and whatever “lly” you can think of. But keep in mind the end result of the wait, it may do little to motivate you but stay the course anyways.
Forget not, that the fact that good things come to those who wait, doesn’t mean it would come automatically, sometimes you’d have to react and act sensibly and make wise decisions whilst waiting. Waiting doesn’t come cheap at all, so if you make up your mind to wait, or be patient, be ready to count the cost to gain the price.
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.
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