It is better to move ahead slowly in your life than not to move ahead at all. Feeling frustrated at how long everything seems to take? Longing for something new and different in your life? Waiting and wondering if that day will ever come? Be encouraged. Things take time. What you hope to become and accomplish with your life will not happen instantly or overnight. Sometimes it seems to take the sun forever to show up on the horizon to end the night and brighten the day.
Years ago, I worked my way through a life-planning course of sorts with the help of a mentor or a guide. The authors of this particular resource suggested that the period of greatest life influence usually takes place between the age of 40 and 60. If you are over sixty years of age, please do not read this and be discouraged. Life isn’t over yet. You still have much to offer and much to give. But, if you are in the twenty or thirty-something range, remember: It takes quite a few years to produce good wine.
Sometimes you need to hit rock bottom before you can finally find a place where you can truly stand. Once you feel the full weight of the futility of this life, for example, living for the glory of God begins to make sense. What you think is really important when you are 20 is not always what you will value when you are 40. Growing older is, of course, not always synonymous with maturity or growth. But it is often the case that wisdom comes with age.
It is when your vision fades and you are wearing bifocals that you usually begin to see more clearly in other ways.
Be assured that the purpose of this brief post is not to put anyone down. The purpose is rather to remind you that you need to be patient. Patience is a virtue for a variety of reasons. So rather than trying to move ahead too quickly in your life, choose to be content with making a little progress each day.
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