Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

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????

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2 Responses to “Good Things Come To Those Who Wait”

  1. kris Says:

    ditto on hating the saying, as one who also lacks patience and is more about making IT happen, i do BELIEVE that LET GO and LET GOD is a harder task to walk.. first it requires you to KNOW you cannot control and then put abject FAITH in a greater plan.. the ONLY caveat to this, is an inner gut check (God speaking to you) that confirms (if you listen) whether you are on the right or wrong path.. so with all of this said.. i try daily to SHUT UP and listen.. so to stay on the right path and thus able to let GO and let GOD.. my prayers and hugs always.. i am in the kayak next to you.. paddling in the rapids.. trusting the shoulders i have can carry the load He gifts.

    • saltisnotthespiceoflife Says:

      Kris, you are so right. Letting Go and Let God is such a harder task to walk. Sometimes I think that is one of the reasons why I have this heart failure, there wasn’t anything else that would slow me down enough to just sit still and listen to God. Even if its not one of the reasons, its one of the silver linings that is coming out of this whole crazy journey – whether I like it or not, I am being forced to be patient, sit still. And the neat thing is, I’m slowly growing to like it…
      Speaking of kayaks…. I have always wanted to go kayaking….

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