Anything worth having takes time. It’s a process! I know, in this instant society we now live in, we expect it all to unfold and be complete like “yesterday.” Every experience that you encounter is an experience that, if you respond accurately, it is an experience that can elevate you as you journey toward your destination. Sometimes we get so discouraged that we just want to give up, take our ball and go home! But life doesn’t work that way! We can’t give up, we can’t take our ball and go home, we must persevere. I can recall so many experiences where I was so stressed by the process, I thought I could not bear the journey. But I had to keep reminding myself that I had to stay the course, no matter how difficult and painful the process. Oh yes, there were sleepless nights, lack of appetite (yeah, I know, when I get REALLY stressed, I lose my appetite). So, excruciating! So seemingly unbearable! However, for me, there is this thing called faith. Now I’m not preaching to anyone nor am I trying to sway anyone. The faith journey is an individual choice and since we live in this “I can do what I want” society, I’m not going to touch that one. God will speak to that in due time. But for me and my house, yes, we will serve the Lord! I had to lean completely on my faith. I had to keep my eye on the goal, I had to keep remembering that my God was greater than any seemingly impossible obstacle that has been placed before me.
In this particular experience, I needed a transaction to take place by a certain date. 2 weeks prior to that date I was told that even if the process began on that day, it would take at least a month for the transaction to occur. I was so devastated that I almost collapsed because this situation was the proverbial “straw” that was about to break this camel’s back. I kept being diligent, I kept doing all that I knew to do and then I just surrendered the situation to God. I was at the point of accepting and dealing with whatever the outcome was going to be. In spite of the continued stress and anxiety, I had a sense of peace that down the road, it would work out. Let me tell you, 2 days later, the very person that told me it was impossible, was the very person who handed me the completed transaction. 2 days later! Yes! I’m going to give God praise for that one because HE DID THAT! I realized that it was all a process. He was taking me through the process to further embed in my spirit that He is truly in control and my successes or failures are truly contingent upon my level of faith. What a lesson! It’s a process and valuable lessons are learned in the process. Embrace your process and the lessons that come along with the process. You will be wiser and stronger on the other side.