Three secret reasons explain why patience is the best fuel for your flight into spiritual & personal success.
Those 3 secrets lie hidden behind this common question:
Why’s it so hard to be patient with others–
after we’ve conquered in ourselves what they’re struggling with?
Because we’re sick of that tiresome old scenario?
Because we want to escape all memory of our old pains?
Because in the light of our advancement, we realize how stupid our old struggle was?
Because we think we’re “past all that”?
Or because we think they’re inferior to us?
We must remember this:
Measured over the span of a lifetime, or an age–
our greater progress is only the blink of an electronic eye faster than someone “behind us”.
We must give those “slower” pilgrims on the byzantine wandering trails of life the same patience we wanted when WE were lost or WE were confused or WE were struggling with their same issue.
Because what looks like crawling to you might be someone else’s build-up to blast-off.
36 seconds after lift-off, every ascending rocket sees every spaceship quivering far below on a launchpad as immobile.
But it’s actually a beehive of necessary calculations and trial-&-error preparations..
Also, to the humblest Angel in the heavens, what we consider our grandest flights of courage and invention might appear as basic as hopping over a mud puddle.
Most of all, these 3 secret reasons explain why patience is the best fuel for our future success!
Question 1. If we’re impatient with people slower than us, what are we saying to the Universal Schoolmaster we study under every day of our existence?
Answer: We’re shouting loud & clear:
We haven’t fully learned our lesson! We’re telling the Universe to please bring us more of the same bitter medicine to fully digest & move past our familiar old struggle!
Question 2. Why should we be patient with people who progress slower than us?
Answer: Because the exact quality of caring we give others, Life gives back to us. If we’re impatient with others, we short-circuit our connection to the merciful patience we’d received–
however small it seemed at the time–
that helped us survive our terrible growing pains.
Question 3. Once we’re free from our growing pains over that issue, why should we care?
Answer: Because the School of Life is an Infinity Pool! Just when we start congratulating ourselves on our wisdom or sophistication or prowess, Life’s busily choosing and cranking into position the next logical lessons of a new, heightened obstacle course for us to swim through.
But here’s the Ultimate Lesson Secret.
To paraphrase the New Testament:
“Even though I have all the wisdom, all the wealth, all the honors and all the accomplishments in the world, if I don’t have Love, everything else is nothing but a tinkling bell.”
That’s the Ultimate Lesson Secret:
In, through & beyond all circumstances of stress, stupidity, scorn and sacrifice, every Lesson in Life is another camouflaged lesson in LEARNING HOW TO LOVE.
Do you CHOOSE to learn how to express love during your new lesson–
More to the point:
Do you choose to learn how to love the easy way, or the hard way? Because for new & greater learning, one way or the other is INEVITABLE.
During your stressful lessons do you CHOOSE to practice the power of patience? Or to suffer more by ignoring your power?
Patience is nothing but the fuel of love voluntarily used despite all constraints of time & circumstance.
See what powerful magnets your choices are?
-Rev. Scott Ufford