Do you ever feel like you're embarrassingly behind in life? Like you see things happening for others, while you feel stuck? If this is the case, don't worry. It's not that things are not happening for you, it's just that the things happening with your life right now are different from what most people experience. Fear not! As long as you're moving along in your life and what you want to accomplish, that's really all that matters. Even if it's two steps forward, one step back, it's still progress. And as I've mentioned before, progress is a process.
So what if you're following a different timetable from other people. The reality is you're exactly where you're meant to be right now. If you feel like a late bloomer or like you're never on time, that's okay. A delay is not necessarily a denial. If a blessing is delayed, there's a reason for it. You don't have to understand everything or have all the answers, all you have to do is trust the process. This intentional process that's preparing you for the next step in your life. Even if you can't see it now, things are working to your favor. And while we don't always have control the timing of things (because that's a God thing), we can control how we react to them.
It takes courage to let go of certain things that we can't control. It's like a farmer preparing their field for the harvest. In order to prepare the field, the soil has to be tilled, the seeds planted, and the right tools must be used. But after the preparations are done, it's about waiting for the rain. Because unfortunately we have no control over the weather. Sometimes we're in a season of life where all we can do is prepare the field, and trust that the rain will come at the right time. Here's the important part though, we still have to do the work. Because if the rain comes and the field is not prepared, there will be no harvest. So that makes what you're doing right now incredibly important. It's all about putting in the work and having faith that things will happen in due time.
What if I told you that the best time to celebrate is when you're in a drought season. Maybe this sounds weird, but bear with me. When things are hard, it's easy to focus on what we don't have. But this mentality causes us to lose sight of what we do have. Even if it's a small thing like good health or a hot meal. Celebrate the little things. By focusing on what you have in the here and now, you're essentially switching your mindset. And that's something that is in your control. So while you might feel stuck, trust the process you're in. And remember, it's the flowers that bloom late that are the most beautiful and rare.