I remember when I was rushing to get an assignment done for class. I just continued to think to myself “I just want to get this over with.” I suddenly heard the Lord say “Don’t rush.” I took a deep breath and begin to patiently work on my assignment. I started to think about how much we sprint through things in our lives. We rush through conversations, homework, work, creating friendships/relationships and so much more. We’re speeding through life without taking a breath or two.
Life can be hectic sometimes when we are subjected to meeting deadlines. When rushing after time limits, we tend to leave information out from our projects. When God created this Earth, he took his time with everything that He created. He knew that quality work takes time to establish great works. Imagine if God didn’t take His time to create this world, things would quickly fall apart. Right? We all need the patience to take our time in our lives. Temperance is instilled in us, but we don’t work on that muscle as much as we should (Gal.5:22-23).
Everything that you do is considered a process. Process means steps taken to achieve that goal or accomplishment. When we’re writing anything, that’s a process. We have to write, edit, proofread, revise, and repeat those steps. Books don’t just get accepted the first time. It takes many rejections, rough drafts, and many more. Our favorite authors had to rewrite books many times. School, work, family, relationships, and others in life are all process work.
A relationship with God is definitely a process. When we are saved by Jesus, we don’t immediately stop repeating the sins we’ve done before we became saved. He has to work on us so that we can work up to being made whole. If you did drugs before you became saved, you can’t just stop your addiction. You have to take those steps to quit by going to rehab and praying that God helps you to end poor habits.
It’s hard to acquire patience in this world when we’re always able to receive shortcuts in movies, sports, news, etc. When we can obtain highlights through entertainment, it makes our attention spans shorter. For example, we are able to stream television on streaming networks, and most of the time we are free from advertisements opposed to the traditional TV. It’s hard for some of us to watch movies because they are so long, and we’re used to 15 minutes of television shows. When you’re watching a video, do you become bored with a specific part and just skip it?
When we’re rapidly moving through life, we’re creating anxiety/panic attacks upon ourselves. I know that you’ve heard the phrase “Trust the process.” It’s honestly a great phrase to live by. Trust that God will guide you through the process that you are going through. It does not matter what it is, you’re going to get through it with your head up high! The things that God allows us to go through is apart of our process in our lives.
For me, I’ve gone through teasing, insecurities, feeling left out, feeling broken, etc. I’ve realized that I’ve gone through these things to get to this moment where I blog about confidence, getting through hard times, and celebrating who you are. God used my tough situations for His Glory so that I can help other women/girls understand they are used for His Glory. I realize now that I had to trust His process to get to where I am now. I still make mistakes, but God is still working on my process just like he is working on yours.
If we work on temperance, we won’t feel like we have to rush through our lives. Don’t worry, you will get your work done; you will meet your deadline; you will graduate; you will get a job; and if you’re family oriented, you will have your own family someday. Relax and trust your process. The process may take some time, but you will finish with a great piece of work.
I hope that you enjoyed this post. Have an amazing day, night, or evening. Thank you for reading! I appreciate your comments and shares!
Prayer: Lord, we ask that you help us to slow down. We know that you will lead us through our missions. You won’t forsake us or let us fail! We ask that you work on our attention spans. Help us to pay attention longer in our lives. Help us to take our time whether it is good or bad. Thank you, Father, for always being patient with us even when we aren’t patient with Your timing! We love You, Lord Jesus! In Your name, Amen!
Luke 8:15 – But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.