Don't get me wrong: we are all entitled to have our own dreams and aspirations. And even specific timelines that go with each.
We set our sights on achieving a certain level of success at a certain age or have a family within a desired time frame.
We consistently convince ourselves, as others put pressure on us, to meet ridiculous deadlines and subscribe to unreasonable standards.
But life isn't that easy.
It has its own twists and turns.
And a lot of unforeseen surprises in between.
Suddenly it catches you off-guard and you find yourself sulking over a loss, a relationship that went sour, a failure, a bunch of other detours that make you believe that the world is against you.
But is it really the case?
Or maybe it's just a matter of perfect timing, in God's time?
If you're reading this right now then this is your sign to take a step back and be patient.
To be more mindful and open.
To trust yourself and the process more.
To let yourself (and things) be.
As you visualize what God's perfect timing looks like.
Well let me give you a glimpse:
In God's perfect time, you will be able to fulfill your childhood dream and make your younger self proud;
In God's perfect time, you will heal from all your pains from the past and allow you to enjoy the current space you're in minus any negative associations from what could have been;
In God's perfect time, it will all make sense: your heart aches, your disappointments, and all other things that made life challenging for you;
In God's perfect time, you will achieve your greatest goals no matter how impossible they may seem at first.
In God's perfect time, you will be happier and genuinely grateful for your entire journey that has unfolded right before your eyes.
In God's perfect time, it'll be all about you.
I know, that's such an amazing bunch of thoughts to hold on to.
But much like you, my bigger question back then was: "So when?"
And after taking some time to reflect on it, I got my answer:
I am exactly where God wants me to be.
Amidst imperfections and ideals, of triumphs and pains,
He wants me to learn important lessons in gratitude and how to make the most of the now.
So that I will be truly ready to receive the life that I have always wanted and deserved.
So now, as you reflect about your current space, do away with the when or why you're there.
Instead focus on the what and the how: what can you do to learn more about yourself and how can you maximize the space you're in.