Delayed Inheritance


Education, training, saving, building; all these take time. A house will take months to build, an education requires years of study, saving for retirement spans decades; these important milestones in life are impossible to short-change. Yet we all wish they could happen in minutes. 

One of the faults of an amateur is thinking they are ready prematurely. After only a few weeks of practicing with a team, a player might think they're ready for the championship. Sometimes we, after just a short time at a job or in our early years of education, think there's nothing more to learn. We're ready for the real world: Bring it on!

Or perhaps you've recently broken a trust, and after making amends you explain how it won't happen again and people can put their faith in you. But it's not that easy, there is a process. A process for learning, and also for healing. Realize that the many processes we must go through in life, from hours to years, are necessary. They are necessary for us to grow in mind, body, and character. Trying to "skip the line" will only hurt yourself.

An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning
will not be blessed in the end.

— Proverbs 20:21 (ESV)

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