“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is ‘timing’
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
~Fulton J. Sheen
We’ve all heard it before, “timing is everything.”
And while a lot of other factors play a part in our destiny, timing, is in fact, one of the most critical elements when it comes to manifesting our dreams.
The problem is this.
We make a schedule.
After all, our lives run based on schedules. Our calendars constantly call out reminding us of appointments, dates, times, occasions and meetings.
While there’s nothing wrong with having a routine or a daily schedule planned to the minute (after all, we need structure to some degree), when it comes to creating change, welcoming new blessings, or having our dreams come true, scheduling in when we think it should happen can be our biggest mistake.
When it comes to our dreams, we should throw our timing out the window.
I’ve heard people say time is an illusion. To some extent, I get it.
The older I get, the quicker the years go. When I think of how long I’ve had some friends or how many years it’s been since my father passed away, it doesn’t even seem possible. Where has the time gone?
On the other hand, when we are waiting for something to transpire, it feels like we are staring at a potted plant, anxiously waiting for the seedling we planted to pop through the soil.
Time toys with us. So we crave deadlines and due dates.
It’s what we’re taught as children in the classroom and it’s what follows us all through adulthood. In school we mark down our midterms and count down to our graduation date. At our jobs, we work towards a launch date or estimate the year and month we will get a promotion.
And in our personal life this applies too. The more momentous the occastion, the more important the date. We set a date for our wedding, send out a save-the-date and then have an app that counts down to the date (I know firsthand). When someone gets pregnant one of the first questions we ask is when the due date is.
So naturally, when it comes to our dreams or visions we want to know the when. Of course we set a deadline of when we think things should happen. It’s what we do.
And yet, this totally ingrained habit is the same reason why so many of our dreams never come to be.
That’s right. I said setting deadlines often has the opposite effect when it comes to making our dreams a reality.
When we imagine a deadline for our dreams we are actually limiting ourselves. What if the dream needs more time to manifest into something even better than we are imagining?
When we imagine a deadline for our dreams and it passes without the results we wanted, it can devastate and disappoint us so much that we completely give up.
What if your dream just needed an extra month or even a day, but you gave up right before the miracle because it didn’t come on your deadline?
I’m sure you’ve all heard the term divine timing before.
To me, divine timing means trusting that a larger force (God, the Universe, Life Source) is working things out at exactly the right time, space and place in way that will serve you best.
Sometimes delays and detours are not roadblocks to your dreams. Sometimes they are guideposts lighting your path to your destiny. (Tweet that!)
Disappointments are usually blessings in disguise if you can be patient enough to wait. What if your destiny is much bigger than the vision board or due date scribbled in your planner?
The next time you are fighting for things to work out how you want them to and when you want them to, stop yourself. Let go of your timing; release it to something larger than you. Release the need to know everything. Release the fear of it never happening.
Trust that timing is everything. It’s just not always on your time; it’s on divine time. (Tweet that!)