Patience.

It’s tough when you know what you want, why you want it and such but have to wait for said thing to manifest in its own time. Like seeds in a garden, proper nourishment, time and attention yield a bountiful harvest. The same applies to relationships, business ventures, parenting, life choices, etc. Knowing what you want is easy however the work is hard and time doesn’t move faster no matter how much you want it to. Time still ticks by second by second while dreams sit idle by, hearts break and the sun sets on the garden.

Being patient is difficult. We want what we want right now. We want the garden to give us our veggies faster, our waistlines shrink at the gym faster, lovers to respond quickly, relationships to be kindled quickly and last forever. It’s the hamartia of our generation. Nobody really wants to put in the time and effort to make anything last nor do they want to sit back and enjoy the journey getting there. Now don’t get me wrong… this is a generalization for society at large. Some people have perfected the art of sit and wait but society as a whole has become so accustomed to instant gratification that hard work and patience are skills few learn to possess.

Waiting is serious business. It’s not for the faint of heart or the absent minded. It requires faith, hope, love, dedication, humility, and just grit. Grit and heaping amounts of grace.

I’m in a season of waiting. And waiting is what I will do. I’m not in any hurry for anything to be something it isn’t supposed to be. I’m gonna keep doing what I’ve been doing…living, loving, hoping, praying and working my ass off like I always do. In time, good things will come, like they always do. And it will be worth it in the end like it always is. I guess I’m one that has perfected the art of sit and wait.

Patiently yours,

The Repressed Peach

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