One thing that I've been reflecting on recently is time. People say things like "give time, time" to explain that growth occurs over time, prayers are answered over time, and change happens over time. Personally, I'm no good at waiting. I'm task oriented; I like progress; I want results and want them soon. But recently I've been warming up to this concept of "God's timing."
We live life moment by moment. Other than when we're asleep, we experience life one second after the next. Never have I been able to jump ahead to the future to avoid conflict or to get results faster. I have no choice, I will continue at the same exact pace for the rest of my life. I need to slow down and take things as they come, not trying to avoid what's in front of me and not putting off things that must be done.
Q: How do you eat an elephant?
A: One bite at a time.