“When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path.” (Science and Health, page 254)
Our life is in God’s capable hands. Our tomorrow is not an iffy proposition, a fear, or a false hope. Each moment belongs to God and to know this, is to find peace in this moment and guidance forward into the next—rightly timed, perfectly paced, and most satisfying.
Our job is not to create our next reality. Neither should we race out on the path ahead of our inspiration—running and in our haste to gain some perceived goal, missing the details that are so very needed and also beautiful, enlightening, wise. What we must do is seek Truth righteously. We must and can be still in this moment, trusting God and looking to Him and His perfect Mind for our next step, HIS next right revelation in the progressive Life He guarantees for us.
Patience doesn’t need to be a challenge. It can and should be a precious pause for gratitude. It is space to listen not merely for human actions, but for something greater—divine intention, an awareness of God’s loving qualities and of our own deserving of them. Our reward is not in the human path we are taking. It is in those patient angel moments, looking to God and discovering who we are and why we are so dearly loved.
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Now there is the challenge!! Patience! I remember the story of the circus parade. The acrobats and clowns running ahead of the parade, dancing and leaping and shouting… Much exuberance. The elephants trudging along slowly in the rear, pulling wagons, making their way forward, slowly and deliberately. But the elephants are essential to putting up the tents and the heavy work. While I long to be the acrobat and clown, running on ahead… I need to patiently be an elephant, making my way along the road, pulling my wagon, patiently awaiting my turn to do the work that is mine to do. :::sigh::: being patient is so hard for this elephant! Thank you my dear friend for this reminder. And, as an elephant, I won’t forget it!!
Ha-ha, Patrick! You are the most inspired elephant I know. Not that I know a lot of elephants, but if they are anything like you, bring ’em on! Much love and thanks for these ideas!
I love those angel moments
Me, too, Char!