No Hurry – Be Patient

Posted: September 27, 2011 in The Quote, Wandering Thoughts

“Don’t be too quick to draw conclusions from what happens to you; simply let it happen. Otherwise it will be too easy for you to look with blame… at your past, which naturally has a share with everything that now meets you.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

i am finding resolve in the words of the quote i shared. It’s like a deer who is stuck in the lights, i just keep reading it over and over. It’s almost as though the last line of the quote is coming true before i even get to it, “i am gradually, without noticing it, living along some distant day into the answer.” It’s bringing the questions to an end, i can see more, in fact not only can i see more but i can hear more. i am not in such a hurry to find answers, oh they are not miracle words, effort on my part is required, but they are words of hope. When the questions subside then hope shows itself, expectations take a step up. Expectations, not about what i am going to do, nor what others may do, but about who i am and who i have the potential to be. i must have more than just desire to know Him. i want more than just talk about Him. i am finding my foot steps one at a time and they lead to a place ahead, not behind. One of the things about doing a daily blog is that it can become narrow, but for me when i get a thought i begin a post and then day by day i add to it until it comes maturity and the right time to post it. It is more of a journey or a process versus just spewing my thoughts for that day. i say all that for the purpose of saying that by the time i actually post on a topic regarding my life i may or may not have lived in it for as much as a month or as little as a day. So like me, these posts are works in progress and often times i have already made adjustments according to a understanding prior to the post.

Now regarding the Quote… “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

Breaking It Down…

Be patient – Sounds a lot like “Be still” or “Let patience” which i have heard over and over during the past five years. Psalm 46:10 Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. Not that Ranier knew God, as i have been unable to find anything that says he did or did not. But, i have to believe that he got his words from somewhere and there are mentions of a searching for God or something more in his life. Maybe he had found God and was in the place where i find myself sometimes? toward – in the direction of. all –  the whole number of , every. that is unsolved – not firm in purpose or intent. in your heart – If i could go by my heart i don’t think i would have unresolved issues. It’s my mind that causes me the most pain. Doubt, condemnation, discouragement, failures, disappointments, unmet expectations, loneliness, unknown fear, all of which i know are just well dressed lies. Here’s the thing… i say my mind but these are actually, issues of the heart. If in my heart i really understood the Father’s love for me these things would not exist because out of the heart… so if i say doubt, there is doubt in my heart, and if i say loneliness there is loneliness in my heart. Thus unresolved issues. “i am to be patient toward all that is unsolved in my heart.” No, see i don’t work that way, i want to resolve the issues and i want to do so now. Why… so i don’t have to keep dealing with them!  James 1:2-3 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.

ed be patient

ed be patient toward

ed be patient toward all

ed be patient toward all that is unresolved

ed be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading!”― Rainer Maria Rilke


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