In the world we live in today, almost everything is built on speed. We have been called the “microwave” society or generation, because we want everything to be done right now. We want results immediately. We want things done yesterday!
If you are not careful, you can get caught up in this mentality and it can lead to frustration. Frustration when we don’t meet goals in the time we planned for. Frustration when our peers achieve things sooner than we do. Frustration when our kids understand lessons later rather than sooner.
“Trees that are slow to grow, bear the best fruit.” – Moliere
I encourage you today to slow down. Go through the process. Continue on your journey even if it is the scenic route. The time you reach your destination is not the most important thing. The journey, the learning experience, and your growth are most important. Many times the slow journey will produce the best results in us.
Question: How can you better enjoy the journey in your life today? Please share in the comment section below.
I love the quote and it definitely applies to me. I hoped that at this stage of my life I’d be further along “so to say” than I am, in terms of being married, having kids, dream job, etc, but unfortunately that is not the case. Marriage prospects are no where in sight and I’m stuck in a job that i can’t stand and for a while I was kind of down and depressed about it, especially when I see others who are doing so well. I am slowly realizing that God has me where I am for a reason and I have to continue to learn patience, which is so hard to do. Considering that I am in my early 30’s, and not getting any younger, definitely isn’t helping either, but I am yet holding on and believing that God has great things in store for me.
Thanks for sharing Stephanie! That is the growth that comes when we begin to enjoy the journey. You are right, God has you right where He wants you. Be encouraged and soak up everything you can while you are there.