Archive for June 15th, 2009

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

June 15, 2009

I used to hate this comment as a kid. I always wanted to know my birthday gifts before my birthday. And every year I would get the inevitable, “Good things come to those who wait…”. I want everything with my heart to get better over night. Now I get this statement from my doc, along with the other laundry list of orders I follow. If you follow this blog then you already know that patience is a virtue I struggle with. When I decide I want something, I want it now. The interesting thing is that this whole heart failure journey is slowly teaching me that the fast way isn’t always the best way. Sometimes its good to let things sit and marinate.

If anyone out there cooks then you know meat taste better when it’s had time to marinate. One of my favorite lamb recipes says you can marinate it for 2 hours. But it honestly taste better if you marinate it overnight. And if you especially want the meat nice and tender, then let it marinate for 2 days. The longer you marinate, the better the flavors infuse into the meat and tenderize it. Same holds true for my homemade salsa. Its always better the next day after all the ingredients have had time to really incorporate. Good things come to those who wait.

So…. what happens if you are the extremely impatient one in the equation? After a long time searching, you finally “think” you know what you want. What if it’s just not the right time? What if in the end it’s not the right answer you’ve been waiting for? How do you truly know? I keep being told to sit still and listen. To be patient. And at least over the last month I have. (My way wasn’t working, so I decided to give the patience route a go at it). From doing this, so much has come to light with me, so much has come to the forefront that I never considered before. So… obviously now it has my mind spinning in a million different directions. But as its spinning, there is at least one clear path I see. A path that was completely hidden from my sight before.  But it’s a path that I don’t 100% feel if I am ready to walk down. I could wait….. and see…… If good things really do come to those who wait…..

But what if I am waiting on the wrong path? At what point do you let go and accept that this isn’t the way God intended your life to be? How do you know? And in the meantime…. are you passing up what could be right in front of you?

Good things come to those who wait. I just don’t know how long I should let this one marinate????