Have you ever felt that in order to truly enjoy life, things have to be perfect? The perfect house, the perfect wardrobe, the perfect partner etc. is a necessity for you to be happy? Well I have felt the same way. Society put so many demands on our happiness that we really don’t know what it actually means to be “happy”. I came to a place where I started to compare my reality with the fantasies of the world around me. It made me very depressed and upset with God. I wondered why He would make everyone else’s lives so easy and full of adventure and make me wait for those things. I wondered why life was taking the long route for me, but everyone else was driving in the express lane. I was so focused on the smaller picture, when God was painting a much bigger one.
No, things are not the way I would want them to be, at the moment, but I am coming to realize the good in waiting. I am gaining humility and growing in wisdom. My foundation is becoming stronger, so that when life takes a turn I will be able to stand strong and not break under pressure. I am not going to say that waiting is easy, but no one wants a dream to be birthed prematurely. Anything amazing and precious is worth waiting for. We have hearts to change the world, so we have to be ready and strong to do it. So be encouraged and know that God has great things in store for all of us. When we receive those things we want to be wise enough, humble enough and strong enough to watch them grow into something GREAT! So don’t receive the pressure to be “perfect” rest in the process of being perfected.