Two-and-a-half years it’s taken! Yes, it can take that long. Sometimes longer, just depending. But that’s okay. We are not in a rush, right?
I’m a patient person by nature (except when I spot the perfect parking space). I believe in giving people all the time it takes, all the time they need. We are not in a rush. We are not. But, if you have a choice, be intentional about pursuing stuff. Health, reconciiation, peace. Go after it. It can take a long time, yes, but you don’t want to be found sitting still, waiting for it to fall on you. It probably won’t happen like that. You likely need to be moving in the direction of it, to begin with.
Christie Purifoy writes about being willing to look at the broken things. Most of us would rather be doing something else, but the willingness to look squarely at what’s broken is a key starting point. I’ve done a lot of it in recent years and it’s been worthwhile. Christie’s words resonated with me today. I’m glad she wrote them.