A Blessing in Every Delay

When you are at wit’s end and almost at your breaking point because all you desire is long in coming, pause. Breathe, consciously, deeply. If you have not tried this simple technique, you will be amazed at its effectiveness.

I heard Jay Shetty say that in every delay there is a blessing. Consider that for a moment. What if not seeing the results or not being in a relationship is beneficial? How would that change your perception about the situation?

“It is not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Would it renew your vigor to continue taking one step at a time steadfastly? Would it restore your faith in yourself and Providence to meet every one of your “needs”? (I placed that word in quotation marks for needing always implies scarcity.)

In reality, there are no problems, only our perception of ones. That is often difficult to assimilate when presented with challenges upon challenges which test our determination, commitment, dedication, and resolve, not to mention our virtues or vices. Although we create our reality, the only things we can control are our choices—thoughts, words, responses, and actions.

“A man’s mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.” ~Rudyard Kipling

Those “obstacles” help us to discover who we are at our core, our essence – to thine own self be true.

“Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” ~Robert Kiyosaki

Each situation provides a chance to learn. Frustration, anxiety, or anger block the good that may come from whatever is unexpected. If we remember, when nothing is going according to plan, that everything happens in Divine order, we can see the unrecognized blessing hidden within.

If you so choose, even the unexpected setbacks can bring new and positive possibilities. If you so choose, you can find value and fulfillment in every circumstance.

~Ralph Marston

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing is by chance. A delay is another opportunity to embrace those lessons, allowing us to evolve as we align with our Divine Self. Setbacks teach us to cultivate faith and trust, showing us that we are where we are meant to be.

Since everything has a gestation period, a delay is not unusual but welcome. It allows us to close the gap between where we are and where we wish to be.

“You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.” ~Zig Ziglar

When we gratefully and appreciatively savor every moment for only the present exists, everything becomes a blessing. The quicker we accept change, the quicker we can find balance and peace in the present moment. Maintaining positive emotions will attract outcomes that reinforce those feelings which will manifest synchronistically in our lives.

Setbacks then serve a useful purpose. Remain open. Can you find the hidden treasure in yours?

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