On Humility and Patience
As I journey through life, the older I get, the more I realized how little I know and how vast the universe is. It taught me that nobody has the monopoly of ideas. And that it is okay not to know everything at all times. What is important though is humility and patience – the humility to acknowledge that we do not know everything and the wisdom to seek counsel, and the patience to endure and to learn from other people and our circumstances.
Humility and patience in learning. Written using my own reflection of my own journey.
Even when it seems that we learned our lessons already and prepared ourselves so well for the future, life will teach you that there is no such thing as the same thing and perfect circumstance. Each circumstance brings in new lessons and can teach us so many things if we are humble enough to acknowledge that though we know something, we do not know everything. Patience on the other hand allows us to endure and see our situation on a better perspective knowing that every day things are changing and everything is temporary. You’ll get through it fine even when you seemed to be bombarded at times with shortcomings. Just do your best and carry on. As the song goes “that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
Humility and patience allow us to carry our burdens with a better perspective and with a greater purpose. It allows us to focus not just one on what we are doing but also on so many things to be grateful for. It allows our heart to carry things a bit lightly even when sometimes loads are heavy. Humility allows us to do our best and acknowledge that God is our ultimate master. And God gives grace to the humble in heart. Patience on the other hand, keeps us going even when we could have so many excuses for not doing things, knowing that He enables and that He is bigger than our worries and our troubles.
So when I get overwhelmed, when I get overwhelmed with what to do,
I take comfort at the view at my back window 🙂 where I can see the sky so high and plants so green,
and it reminds me how the sky displays the glory of the Lord,
how His works of nature are so magnificent
and how my concerns are just a dot in the universe,
a universe whom the Lord created.
And if He has power over the universe, how much more power can He worked on the one He loved.
And I am loved by the One who created my inmost being, the one who created me and made a home for me not just on this beautiful earth but even beyond
Thankful for the beauty that God created for me to see and marvel. Thankful to Him for teaching me humility and patience in my journey so I can acknowledge God Almighty, ever powerful, ever reliable, ever faithful.
Written by my co-founder and forever 🙂
Marmae S. Rodriguez