Praying for Patience

By Rosa Long

The Law of Gender states that in all creation there is someone to plant the seed and someone to grow it. For an idea to grow there must be an idea planter and idea grower. The Law of Gestation states that every seed has an incubation period. So, once a seed is planted and the grower starts to grow it, there is a set time before it will bear fruit. This is probably the most difficult of all the laws because it requires patience.

I went through something that the Lord planted into my mind but my husband was not ready to grow that idea. We both agreed many years ago that making the decision of when to move the boys into a group home would never happen because we just couldn’t imagine making that decision ourselves. So, we let the Lord know we would wait on him to decide when is the best time for his children to move into the next stage of their lives.

The day finally came when I received that answer. My husband did not. Some of his hesitation was because he loved the joy the boys have brought into our daily lives. I get that. He loves his children so very much. I couldn’t ask for a better father for my children. However, I have experience with a brother who has special needs and lived with my parents into his mid-40s. He was like a 16-year-old trying to find his way in the world. He could have learned all those skills at a much earlier age in a safe environment had my parents pushed him to take advantage of those services. I knew there would come a time when I would hinder my children from growing as well and I was ready for it more so than my husband.

I realized that the idea must have a gestation period and will bloom at just the right moment. I envisioned it happening a couple of months down the road. I hoped I was right and I prayed for patience if I was wrong.

I did my homework, and found the perfect group home. It was the same company that managed the amazing day program that the boys loved so much. The house was ready and waiting for them. So I prepared possibilities for revenue to replace the revenue that will be lost when they move out. I looked at the real estate market so that we could sell at the high end and downsize as we readied ourselves to receive our dream home.

With all the moving parts in play, one thing is for sure. Some seeds just take time, and that’s okay.

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For more on this topic, read Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters (free).

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