" We spend a lot of time wanting certain things, without knowing what having those things requires; we spend a lot of time wanting to become, without knowing the price to pay for being. "
The day I set my heart on writing this article was the day something I had been proclaiming for years came true. And as grateful and joyful as I was, I thought to myself, "wow, I had no idea that this was taking all this time!" I was able to realise quite quickly that the task was much bigger than I thought, and so the thought of "be aware what you wish for" ran through my head. And from then on I knew that this would be the title of a future article.
"Be aware what you wish for" - Why this title?
I am convinced, and I believe deeply, that dreams come true and that if you really want something, believe in it, and give yourself the means, it can really happen. So this title is initially an invitation to really become aware of all those things you want, to take seriously and with faith all those dreams we have because they can actually happen.
In a second phase, it is an invitation to patience, not to rush:
"If we were truly aware of all that is required to be the person we want to be or to possess the thing we want, we would be more patient in the waiting process."
What I mean by that is that there are those things or characteristics that you have to acquire before being able to handle the thing you want, or before being the person you want to be. A bit like a child who, even if he is passionate about driving and destined to drive, will not be given the keys to a car at his young age. And even if he at his stage cannot understand it, he is still unfit.
And for me, as a Christian, it is impossible not to equate God with this. Being aware of what I want also means an invitation to trust God, His plan for my life, and above all His timing. It is also a reminder that just because something is delayed doesn't mean it won't happen; He knows better than me the right time for that thing to happen, if it's meant to happen.
An invitation for me to trust Him in the process He is taking me through, knowing that He holds the best for me.