Have you ever wanted something so bad that you wanted to rush the process or skip right through to the final outcome? Have you ever reached a point where you felt like you wanted to give up throughout the journey, but still wanted to arrive at the destination?
I used to get like that a lot to the point it made me anxious and consumed with my emotions.
I thought it was ok to allow myself to get this way, but then I learned it was not.
There is a scripture that reads, "Do not worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. This scripture calms me and encourages me to put my trust in God who supplies all my needs at the right time.
Is one of my of favorite scriptures' because it reminds me to trust in God and His process because God will bring to me whatever I need at just the right time.
The process prepares you.
Honestly, if I always got what I wanted when I wanted it, I would not be ready to receive what I was asking for. Ask yourself: are you ready for what you have been asking God for? Take the time to really reflect on the question, and then reflect inwards.
For me, I know I wouldn't because what I'm asking and believing God for is really major and if I received it now, quite frankly, I would not be ready.
The way I see it: I am still being groomed and prepared for every blessing that has my name on it, and so are you and if we rushed the process, we wouldn't be ready. I believe there are certain things and obstacles we must go through to get us ready for what's next. As long as we allow ourselves to be prepared, strengthen, and equipped for the next phase in our lives, we can manage the next level. Sometimes I feel like I'm having trouble managing what I have now and during those moments I have to remind myself of Philippines 4:6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
So, the next time impatience creeps up or anxiety rises: pause and pray. Pray Philippians 4:6, then ask God to equip you for what's next. As he equips you, be patient with God and yourself. Believe me, if God makes you wait on something, what He has for you is either bigger or better than what you imagined or expected.
We want to make sure we are ready for it.
Do not be anxious and be patient to see things to completion like a cake baking in the oven. As my mother-in-law used to say: don't rush the stove.
Let that thang finish to completion and allow the work to be done from the inside to the outside.
In the meantime, get ready, get your plate and utensils, and get ready to enjoy the triple-layer double chocolate chip cake.
And remember, in case I haven't said it enough, you cannot rush the process!
Thanks for taking time out to read my journey through journaling. I hope you enjoyed!
Until next time love always,