Daily Step – Patient Trust


Along the journey towards the greater, there are many small, daily steps to better understand oneself, God, and others. This is one of my “daily steps”.

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I find waiting difficult.⠀

When I get an idea in my head, I want it to come to fruition yesterday.⠀

When I am on my way to something, I want to be there without delay.⠀

Yesterday, I expressed my frustration with how long things sometimes take to a friend of mine. She asked me “Is that anxiousness you speaking or God speaking?” In other words, if my ideas and projects brewing in my head are what I am called to do… then maybe I need to trust a little in God’s timeline instead of my own.⠀

There is a #prayer I like to go back to whenever my heart and head get anxious to make things happen faster than necessary. It is called #patienttrust by #pierreteilharddechardin:⠀

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.⠀
We are quite naturally impatient in everything⠀
to reach the end without delay.⠀
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.⠀
We are impatient of being on the way to something⠀
unknown, something new.⠀

And yet it is the law of all progress⠀
that it is made by passing through⠀
some stages of instability—⠀
and that it may take a very long time.⠀

And so I think it is with you;⠀
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,⠀
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.⠀
Don’t try to force them on,⠀
as though you could be today what time⠀
(that is to say, grace and circumstances⠀
acting on your own good will)⠀
will make of you tomorrow.⠀

Only God could say what this new spirit⠀
gradually forming within you will be.⠀
Give Our Lord the benefit of believing⠀
that his hand is leading you,⠀
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself⠀
in suspense and incomplete.⠀

My #prayer for each of us today is that #God may #grace us with a little more #patient #trust as we journey one step closer to who God made us to be.⠀

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