Create Your Own Luck
Step 6: Have the Right Amount of Patience
BY: Azriela Jaffe
Because it wasn't meant to be that way. You can't have it both ways--receiving the gift of perfect timing and then complaining, "This is great, but why couldn't it have come sooner?!" That changes the timing, which was perfect when it happened, remember? Why wouldn't getting it sooner work?
Consider any of these possibilities:
You wouldn't have enjoyed it then. What makes you happy now could have made you miserable if you had gotten it a few years ago.
You weren't ready to be this happy, and you would have sabotaged it.
You are a better person now because of the difficulties you experienced.
You were supposed to help someone else, and to be available for that mission, you had to postpone something until now.
Trish Myers, from Auckland, New Zealand, shares this story that is typical of many unions between husband and wife. They can often track back years to when they could have met, or could have married, if such and such happened, but it wasn't time yet. When the time was right, soulmates connect.
"Back in the early '90s, I was given a book by a very dear friend to read by Derek Prince called 'My Father the Matchmaker.' I had been separated from my first husband for some time and had raised our three girls myself from the time they were 9, 7, and 5. Well, I prayed the suggested prayer and told God that I (also) really would like a husband! My friend also prayed with me. They prayed for me at our Wednesday night home group, and someone from the group told me that she felt strongly that God wanted me not to think about chasing after this but to forget about it and go about my work. Someone would 'be observing' me.