Friday, June 19, 2009

Food for Thought: "Patience"

Continuing on with the "Serenity Special", i.e., her list of topics for me to discuss sometime during the month of June.

Patience. Part I.

Part II will be up late next week.

I GOTTA get back to my normal smurfiness.

Ya'll got me thinking too hard.

But I'd like to post an essay from blogger Chele's book Confessions of a Beautiful Woman.

She has kindly given permission to post the essay entitled "Patience".

I think she expresses some wonderful truths here.

Patience

"Patience is a virtue"

"All good things come to those who wait"

"Everything in due time"

One cliche after another.

But when you've been waiting for what seems like forever, who the hell wants to hear another cliche?

How do you know when it's the right time?

Stop banging your head up against the wall.

When it comes to bein patient, the only thing you can be sure of is YOUR time is probably not the right time.

The concept is a difficult one for most of us to accept because we think we know what is best for us. Maybe in most situations we do, however, there are times when we truly just have to let go and reconcile ourselves to the fact that we don't know everything.

Look at it this way - no matter how much you seven-year-old insists that he can drive, you are not going to turn the keys over to him.

God feels the same way about us.

He knows what's best and He knows exactly what we're ready for and what we can handle.

Patience and Faith work hand in hand. We have to have faith that God knows besgt and His timing is perfect.

Look back over your life and and think about all the decisions that you rushed into. All the decisons you made without a plan. Did they work out for the best?

Probably not.

Experience is a wonderful teacher, but if we could learn to be patient from the beginning then we could save ourselves plenty of heartbreak and disappointment. There's nothing wrong with being patient. The Bible says They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength... (Isaiah 40:31).

So while you're waiting, you're getting stronger.

Everything is a process - try to enjoy the process.

When it's the right time you will absolutely know it.

There won't be some miraculous sign, but you will know.

Aww, so nice, so nice... That's why that chick is an Original Oldgirl. Dropping succinct knowledge like that.

Thanks for your words, Chele. They are the fiya.

Really though.

This Food-for-Thought special has been brought to you by the House of LadyLee, with special request for Super Shoe Queen blogger Serenity3-0...

You have MORE than enough to sit off somewhere in the corner and think on. More than enough.

Chele! You're taking a "holiday" as the English would say. Make it a GREAT vacation!

The rest of ya'll: Go have a great weekend... on purpose!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks girl. I'll "see" you when I get back!

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  2. I needed this message today...thank you so much.

    Patience is a constant battle for me, but for some reason I seem to think I am faithful. I guess I always knew patience and faith went hand and hand...afterall that makes total sense, however prior to reading that I was acting like they were independent.

    I guess my real problem is not that of impatience, but rather I need to do some soul searching on my faithfulness. You've given me much to think about.

    My patience is so much better than it used to be, but I have a long way to go.

    Thanks LadyLee!

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  3. My patience is very thin. Something I really need to work on.

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