I have often heard that timing is everything, or it’s all about timing. I have even heard the phrase, “timing is a bitch”. I think the bitch is actually in the receiving because we have no control over whether we receive the message, or the situation. Some people may argue that thought, but I have come to believe that timing only becomes real in the receiving. There is a time to receive, but we cannot force it.
I hear a lot of messages. I have encountered many good and bad situations, but if my mind was not ready to receive the implication then nothing was put into action.
I have confused hearing with receiving.
An example is where a Preacher shares an excellent sermon on Sunday morning. I hear it. I believe what is being said, but afterwards I do nothing to change my life as a result of what I heard. I am not compelled. Fast forward a few years later, and I hear a similar message. This time my mind and heart are truly open to receiving, and now I take charge and easily make the changes to improve my life. I had no control over when, or if, I would ever receive that message. Don’t confuse hearing with receiving.
This holds true in other situations as well, like changing jobs, or going back to school. Your family and/or co-workers have been encouraging you to go back and get your degree. All of sudden one day a friend shares with you a brochure on a local college program, and without hesitation you receive the message and register for classes. It was time for you to receive. Your mind and heart were ready.
You cannot force people to receive. Trying to do this can lead to hours and days of heartache and frustration.When the time is right the receiving will happen. Be patient with yourself. Be patient with other people. You can want it, but you may not be ready to receive it. This makes receiving the real bitch. Know that it really is okay to be still and wait.