When you’re quite the planner and you need to get things done, you’d normally have a clear picture of your desired outcome in your head. And before  you know it, you’ll find yourself delving into so much detail in order to come up with steps into making that picture a reality.

But here’s another reality: most, if not all, of the things that we need to get done involve other people and whether we like it or not, they also have their own way of doing things. In most cases, they have their own list of things to do. And things can always get out of hand.

And so we get to that point where we realize that the people who once told us they’re with us all the way cannot really stay for a myriad of reasons. Some need to embrace the unfolding of a new season, some are too caught up with everything they have to do in the now, and some would realize helping you reach your goal is getting to be emotionally uncomfortable. When people can no longer keep the commitment they once made, delays happen.  And when delays happen, we would be tempted to give in to frustration and give up.

When things get out of hand, whether it’s in your relationships, your job, or your walk with the Lord, I believe it pays to remember that there’s a reason behind every season and a season behind every reason. Scripture says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).” There is no point in blaming other people when delays happen. After all, a delay is not denial.

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