I remember a few months after I had my second child, I was working out a lot and watching what I ate. Just dying to get that baby weight off and back down to at least my pre-pregnancy weight. The problem was it wasn’t going fast enough for me.
So when I went in for my regular check up with my doctor, I expressed my desire to have that darn baby pooch go away. She told me I was doing all the right things and if I kept it up it should start disappearing within two years. (That apparently is the average)
Two years?!? I remember thinking that was ridiculous. I didn’t want to wait that long. I wanted a skinny waist NOW!
I didn’t get the skinny waist in two years, but I did get the weight off. Just in time to get pregnant with my third child! Lol. And this began the struggle again of wanting to lose weight quickly.
Then I have this dream that God has given me and I want it to come to pass now. I don’t want to wait. I want to just pop it in the microwave for a few minutes and then take it out and yeah! My dreams have come true!
Isn’t that just like us in the modern culture? We want everything quickly and in our timing. I was just having this conversation with my husband the other night about my dreams and how I want to start seeing the fruit of them NOW!
It’s hard with how fast paced our society is to remember that things take time. The greatest things and the richest things don’t come easily and are not something that you can just take out of the microwave. But what do we often do when things aren’t progressing our way?
We give up. We think it will never happen. That the Dream was never ours to begin with and we were stupid to think we could ever have it.
God doesn’t work in our timeframe and because of that we develop impatience for the dream we have burning within our soul.
We need to learn to trust that God has a plan. He will see the dream that He has put in our heart come to completion, even if it takes a long time.
The best things that come into our lives don’t come easily or quickly and we need to believe that God has a much better plan for our lives than we ever could.