When you are really sleepy and hours stand between you and your bed, time seems to move extra slow. If you watch it closely, it moves even slower. At least that is how it seems. It is usually when you lock your mind on the thing you’ve decided you want that all else disappears and that desire appears to take forever to manifest.
Contrary to popular belief, waiting isn’t difficult. What you do while you wait, however, will determine how you experience your wait time. You can decide this Christmas to put a chair in front of your oven, sit in it, and watch your 18-pound turkey roast, but it’ll be the longest 3 to 4 hours you have ever experienced. Once your turkey is finally done, you’ll never want to roast a turkey again.
When you fail to make the most of your wait time, the wait is negatively magnified and you my friend are having a bad wait time experience.
On the other hand, if you pop your 18-pound turkey in the oven and move on to other things, like cooking some mac & cheese, sweet potato pie, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes (did I mention that I also have a food blog? 🙂 ), you won’t even realize how long it took to roast your turkey. You’d burn it if the timer didn’t go off!
In reality, you probably don’t sit around watching turkeys roast, but you might wait around doing nothing while waiting for other things. Things like a job, healing, deliverance, Mr. or Mrs. Right, weight loss, you name it. Once you park your thoughts on that thing that you so desperately want, you become the miserable person sitting, waiting, and watching the turkey roast.
My friend, I don’t know what your “turkey” is, but while it’s cooking don’t stop your life to watch is roast. That will discourage you and you’ll grow miserable. Besides, you have other responsibilities that need your attention, and impatiently waiting isn’t going to speed up time anyway. Pray about it, take whatever action you can, trust God, and get on with your life.
“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” – 2 Peter 3:8
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