This week in our yoga teacher training we talked about our true motivation in our practice. Are we really practicing bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion? Or are we doing it for ourselves. If our practice, our life, is really about devotion to God, then this gives us a supernatural patience for where we are in our lives. When we are tempted to wriggle out of uncomfortable situations or season in our lives, this devotional practice leads to patience for where we are. It leads to cultivating trust that there are lesson and training that you are in for a reason.
If you take dinner out of the oven too early, you could get sick, right?! Same with the season you are in. You don't want to come out of it too early as you may not be ready for what is next. I want to be ready! I want to be trained and up for what's next. Which will come with it's own set of challenges and discomfort I'll want to wriggle out of then too!
So I wait. I pray. I breath. I do what I can, then wait for God to open doors and open hearts. He'll exalt you at the proper time. When it is just right and you are ready to be a good steward for what is to come. The definition of patience is tolerating delay without getting upset. Looks like I'm working on that one!