Waiting is a major life skill that requires patience and understanding that there is a Perfect time for everything we desire. “The Preacher” in Ecclesiastes talks about a timing for everything under the Sun, there are times opening that third chapter of the book seems like an old escape. It becomes almost a routine to wave our problems aside by saying “there is a time for everything” but deep down we are not convinced that the fulfillment of that time will come.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3
How we handle our dreams matter a lot, it determines the value we place on them. The dream “speaks” when it is seen beyond just an idea or wishful thinking, waiting for it would not be just a routine but a clear cut action borne out of knowledge. There is always a period of waiting, that time when the seed takes root and finds an anchor in the soil. This period of waiting gives a young farmer a lot of anxiety, it would be perfectly normal to wake up every morning worried about why the seed has not found its way to the surface.
When a farmer has had enough practice, he understands that different seeds germinate at different times and the length of time could differ. What usually makes the wait worthwhile is the experience of harvest, sometimes just one harvest is enough to help us understand why waiting is important to our life journey. There is always a lot of activity before these times, a lot of plowing, watering, weeding and so on. Then the time of silent waiting comes, the vision may take a while but there is something you can be sure about. Seeds germinate when we have done our own part!
Planting is one of the simplest ways to explain to anyone why a lesson on “waiting” is important, it should also help young starters, entrepreneurs, employees to understand that time makes everything perfect. If you have an idea you have started out, don’t be in a hurry to see it turn into a billion dollar venture. Nurture the idea and give it all the love and care you can and most importantly learn everything you can about that stage of growth you have found yourself. The vision will come!
Damilola is a content curator and creator, he writes for the passion and the thrill. He has been published on Tuck Magazine, SGNT, VivaNaija and also shares some of his stories on jonathanoladeji.com. He has an eye for juicy content and loves to make brand ideas sell.