Patience Is A Virtue…
Photo by @stanislav.akimkin
I recently read a piece by Charles Kobina GyanQuarme Junior that moved me. Read the story below.
An elephant and a dog became pregnant at the same time. Three months down the line the dog gave birth to six puppies.
Six months later the dog was pregnant again- and nine months on the dog gave birth to another dozen puppies. The pattern continued.
On the eighteenth month the dog approached the elephant questioning- “Are you sure you’re pregnant? We became pregnant on the same date ; I have given birth three times to a dozen puppies, and they have grown to become big dogs, yet you are still pregnant. What’s going on?”
The elephant replied- “ There is something I want you to understand. What I am carrying is not a puppy, but an elephant. I only give birth to one in two years.
When my baby hits the ground- the earth feels it.
When my baby crosses the road- human beings stop and watch in admiration.
What I carry draws attention, so what I’m carrying is mighty and great!”
Don’t lose faith when you see others receive answers to their prayers.
Don’t be envious of others testimonies.
If you haven’t received your own blessings- don’t despair.
Say to yourself, *“My time is coming, and when it hits the surface of the earth- people shall yield in admiration.*”
While the dog has had many pups already, the elephant is still pregnant with her first calf. She doesn’t let this discourage her though because she knows that what she is carrying is worth the wait.
Sometimes in our world, it can be difficult to feel like things will work out for you. We get discouraged when we look through social media and magazines - the highlights of our peers’ success. It is sometimes discouraging to see those who received success without putting in as much hard work. This is when it’s most important to be like the elephant. Have patience, have faith. Like the dog, these people that you see may be having their moment of success now, but it will soon come to you through hard work and time.
Warm Regards, Lola.