Hey guys! Hope you’re doing well.
There are often times where we’re working, and working, and we’re not seeing the results. I remember going to the gym, expecting to have put on some muscle weight after the first day of working out. And it should’ve been no surprise that I didn’t see the results straight away! Or even the next week either.
But I had to learn that just because I don’t see the results straight away doesn’t mean it’s not working, and doesn’t mean you should stop. Why? Because there is a purpose for what you’re doing.
One example of this is prayer. There are times when you can pray and God can answer you, almost instantly, it feels like you’ve got it. However, most times it doesn’t always feel that way. Hannah prayed and prayed for a child for years, and it seemed as though Peninnah was doing better than her, God had a greater plan at just the right time. (1 Samuel 1)
We’re in a culture which desires overnight success or overnight “blowing up”, “going viral”, however some of these things are ‘easy come and easy go’. My encouragement is to trust the process. When you’re praying and though it may feel like results aren’t coming quick enough, keep on praying. When you’re working hard, to get to your goal, and it may seem that everyone else is doing so well, and your time hasn’t come yet! Don’t stop, and don’t give up.
I always say this but continue to focus on your face, rather than everyone else’s paths, because they’re trying to make it too. Life is not a race, but a marathon, and though your story may look different with other peoples, that doesn’t mean any less of yours.
I once heard someone say, when creating a diamond, there’s extreme pressure that’s applied and over time that’s when it becomes the diamond. Sometimes we may even go through difficult times, or longer times. But you have no idea what God wants to do with your life.
So don’t give up! Keep on going.
~ peace , joy & love