Living with Intent: Patience is ACTION!
Merriam-Webster defines patience as 1) bearing pains of trials calmly or without complaint; 2) Steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity. In short, patience is more than waiting time. Not only does patience require participation, it requires work. Patience is a verb. (Technically, it’s a noun, but whatevs.) ACTION!
It’s easy and not uncommon to find yourself in a space where practicing patience seemingly leads nowhere. “I thought I was doing everything right. Why isn’t ______working? F-ck everything. Just throw it all away!” Sound familiar? Been there, done that. But, what if the reason you haven’t moved past this stage on your journey is because you’re simply not ready. Patience is action. Patience requires work. Patience requires participation. Patience is being “steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity.”
It’s important to take pride in where you are currently. The space you’re in, at this moment, at time, is exactly where you need to be. “There’s a blessing in every lesson…” Life is lived in seasons; and such as life, seasons change. Your ability to adapt in your changing season “despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity” is patience. Allow yourself to be where you are, seeks lessons in your season, and use them as tools in your ascent to the next phase on your journey.