I have always been a very fast paced person; racing from one thought to another. I can be a basket case with impatience at times. It seems like the older I get, the worse it has become; that or I am just able to recognize it now. That just explains my hyperactivity. I also have a hard time with being patient and waiting on that end result that is creeping my way.ait? I guess that would depend on how long you are talking about waiting. I don’t know about you, but I am not one who likes the thought or idea of waiting. Not very long anyways. I know it might sound like this blog in is at least some opposition to the last blog I wrote
When I was a kid and even to an extent these days, I have a hard time finishing something that I have started. I have grown by leaps and bounds to say the least, but still struggle with deciding on a task, and once begun, finishing it before taking my attention off of it. That is one reason I played ALL sports and several martial arts as a child. I never wanted to pursue one solitary thing. I would get bored with the one and move on to the other.
Back to my question though, do good things really come to those who wait? I do believe patience is a virtue, but don’t know if I would put all my eggs in the “good things come to those that wait” basket just yet. I say this because sometimes in life, it’s all about taking action. Waiting around is great; great if that is what is required for you to obtain a desired result, but not if waiting around will dissolve the opportunity at hand. That’s an obvious conclusion though.
I am at a place in my life now where I need to make some decisions that can and will impact the rest of my life in a very profound way. Do I take that step on faith that God will provide and everything will work itself out for the better? Or do I wait around for the “right” time or the “perfect opportunity?” I’ll tell you what, the “right” time and the “perfect” opportunity will never come to you or present itself. Why is that? I don’t know. But i DO know that the right time is now. “Carpe diem” means seize the day, but I say seize THIS day because this day, this moment, is all we have. Our lives are nothing but a bunch of “nows” in constant motion that gives the illusion that it is all jumbled together. It is more like a film that runs in front of the light of the projector. It is a bunch of still images and the light is your consciousness that illuminates the ever fleeting moments that pass by your awareness. I digress.
Patience at this time in my life is not a luxury I feel I have nor want to practice. I do agree that I need to smell the roses while I am in the moment,but by no means should I sit around and wait for something to “pop off” because what if it never does? What if what you have been waiting around for all the years of your life have all been for naught? What if the best move to make at that time was to just make a move. God will direct your paths if you but trust in Him, I believe anyways.
I hope all who read this find something that touches his or her heart and you can relate in some way to what i have jotted down in these last 10 minutes. I am on a path. It might not be the best path I could be on, but it is a much better path than I was on and one that I KNOW will get me to the destination nonetheless.
Devoted To Your Success,
Bryan Keith Tresenriter
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Confucius