Trust the Timing

Have you ever been reminded of the same idea over and over again through a series of different situations? For me, the quote above has been the theme of my life this past week. I use this blog not only to share with you what I taught the girls week, but also as a way for me to be transparent about myself as well. I try my best to be open and honest on here because maybe it will be just what someone reading this needs to hear. That being said, this quotes really resonates with me because it's something I struggled with for a very long time. Growing up, I frequently felt like I was fading into the background. I got rejected, I failed at things I wanted to be good at, and I felt like I was never great at anything. In college, I watched all of my close friends begin these amazing relationships while I, on the other hand, was nowhere close to that. I'm not saying this to make you feel bad for me. In fact, there are many blessings that have come my way throughout that time as well. I was a cross country and track runner, I got accepted into my 1st choice college, I got my Masters degree, I landed a teaching job before I graduated, and I even moved halfway across the country all before my 23rd birthday. I am truly blessed. However, at the time, there were so many other things that I really wanted that just weren't coming in the way I had planned. It's like I had a timeline in my head and I was late for all of my appointments. I was never satisfied because my life wasn't going according to my plan. Within the last year, I finally came to the conclusion that my timeline really isn't in my control. It's out of my hands. All that I need to worry about is trusting the timing and enjoying the ride along the way. So now, after years and years of waiting, I finally have what I've been waiting for and I am happier than I've ever been. But what makes this happiness so sweet is that I know that I earned it. I was patient, I waited, I trusted that everything happens for a reason. And although the waiting wasn't the most desirable at the time, I am thankful for the wait because it made me into who I am today. I know that I am a strong, capable, and deserving because I took the time to love me instead of someone else. 

This week, I talked to the girls about making mistakes. It's something that we all can relate to. We're human and we do things without thinking sometimes. After sharing a few laughs about the silly things we have done, I told the girls that mistakes aren't always a bad thing. Most of the time mistakes happen in order to teach us a lesson. It teaches us to not act that way again and it also teaches us about ourselves. Situations in which we make mistakes come into our life at a certain time for a reason. They may bring people into our life that we need or open doors to new opportunities that we never expected.  I read the girls a chapter from a book that a friend of mine gave me for my birthday. The book is called Girls Think of Everything and it tells the story of a bunch of different women throughout history who have created something that we still use today. I read them the story of Ruth Wakefield. Ruth was the woman who invented Nestle Toll House chocolate chips. What makes her story so special, however, is that she made chocolate chips by mistake. I shared Ruth's story to show the girls that sometimes a mistake can be a blessing in disguise. Even if it's not what we originally had in mind, we need to trust life's timing because it might lead us to something more amazing than we even imagined. 

I went to church this morning and it was awesome because he was talking about this same topic! He talked about how trusting the timing of our life is like waiting in line. We are forced to endure a period of time where we're not necessarily getting what we want but we're still moving forward to ultimately achieve our goal. It's important to remember that the best things in life aren't just handed to us because of many reasons we may or may not understand. Maybe we're not ready. Maybe it's not the right time because something else is about to happen. Maybe we're not mature enough. He said something that really struck a chord with me and I know it will make an impact on you as well: "You can't microwave maturity". We can't take shortcuts on the path to our dreams. The journey is just as important as the destination. There are places you need to go, people you need to meet, and lesson your need to learn before crossing the finish line. And those moments are just as special and wonderful. Regardless of if you think you are your best you at this very moment, someone out there needs you just as you are to change their life. 

My question for you is this: Who's waiting on you to keep walking the path of waiting to open the door to their destiny? 

THANK YOU for coming along with me on my path of waiting as I continue my own journey to making my dreams come true. Leave a comment if you enjoyed so I can see who is reading! You are loved and appreciated! 

1 comment :

  1. You are so right!!! God's timing is everything. Keep being a agent of transformational change. You Rock Kels !!!