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Wednesday, 2 May 2018


Have you ever wondered why things don’t work out when you expect them to? Have you ever wondered why your wishes come to bear eventually but not within your expected timelines? In life, it’s all about the seed time and harvest time, you plant a seed then you do the needful that will carry the seed through to maturation and harvesting. So you plan, then you process your plans, putting the necessary required factors that will bring the results in an average situation with all the variables considered. Everything in life needs faith and patience, not the type that sits down and twiddles thumbs watching time pass by, patiently waiting to harvest a fruit they have not put effort in planning. In life processes, there will be delay, there will be trouble times, there will be disappointment, there will be all manner of things that will be obstacles in the path that you need to thread to achieve what you want to achieve, what will count in the long run is whether you have the capacity to see your dreams and plans through irrespective of opposing factors. The capacity to be resilient in the midst of opposing times is faith and patience. You can’t say you believe until you are able to retain your belief in the midst of opposing factors.
Patience is adjusting your time to God’s time. Mother Angelica
Patience is a pillar of faith. Umar Ibn Al-Khaltab
Wait for his promises. Do not rush! –Hebrews 6:15

Faith isn’t a feeling. It’s a choice to trust God when the road ahead seems uncertain.” Dave Willis
Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith. Elisabeth Elliot
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino
Faith and patience works hand in glove, you can’t have faith without patience. Faith is having complete trust and confidence in a person, a process or something; if it’s not total then it’s not faith. Patience is the capacity to tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without becoming angry or upset (Oxford dictionary). In life when you have complete trust in a process that you have set in progress then you have to have the capacity to tolerate every factor that will try to discourage you from waiting to see the end of it. It’s not everyone that have the capacity of patience, patience is cultivated and built over a period of time, nothing worthwhile manifests in a jiffy, if it’s going to last then it’s going to take time to form and grow stable and lasting roots. When a woman conceives, as much as she wants to carry her baby, she has to wait for a period of nine months to hold her baby and within this period of time she must have complete faith that she will carry her baby in her hands at the end of the waiting period. Factors may arise that might shake her complete trust in the process but her capacity to wait and not start running up and down will help her pregnant state and birth process.
Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is forseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full. Rumi
Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. Jon Kabat Zinn
In life there will be delays and trouble for certain, what counts is if we are enabled and strong enough to withstand those times. Everyone have their time and season that is unique to each one, not understanding this might make one to rush into things when it’s not time or rush out of things when waiting would have been preferable.

Say to yourself, “I choose faith over anxiety, hope over worry, and love over fear.”
You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.
It’s not in the length of life, but the depth of life.
I know the rain is cold my dear, but dance in it a little while you wait for the sun. A. J Lawless

Patience child, patience. Remember, life is a journey. If you get everything you wanted all at once, there will be no point to living. Enjoy the ride, and in the end you will see these setbacks as giant leaps forward, only you couldn’t see the bigger picture in the moment. Remain calm, all is within reach, all you have to do is show up every day, stay true to your path and you will surely find the treasure you seek. – Jackson kiddard

I hope this leaves you inspired to use what life throws at you to build the capacity to have faith in the patience  process.
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