No, not that kind of tea…

Sitting down this morning with my cup of tea. Doctoring it up to tickle my fancy. As I watch the teabag sink to the bottom of my cup, it immediately starts to influence the clear water.

Is that a bad thing? No. Is that what the teabag is supposed to do? Yes.

Know your purpose, my friends.

If you are unfamiliar with how to make tea, it requires some waiting. You must first fill up your kettle with water. That takes time. Then, you must place the kettle on the hot stove and wait for the kettle to scream. That takes time. In the meantime, you must take down your favorite mug and place your teabag in it. After you hear the beautiful sound of the kettle screeching, remove it from the heat. Carefully pour your steaming water over your teabag. Now, you must wait for it to steep. Guess what? That takes time.

Fast forward approximately four minutes. What have you got? A cup of tea! Finally! But, isn’t it good? Wasn’t it worth the wait? For me, it 100% is. Every single time.

Ok, ok, ok…

That’s my fun little way of getting my point across.

Let me ask you, did you get anything from my little tutorial? I believe I was pretty clear.

HEY, good things take time. It could be a relationship, it could be a career, it could be LITERALLY ANYTHING. What is that thing that you’re waiting for?

Well, now that you ask, I’m waiting on my college degree. SIX YEARS in the making, guys. I’ve finally arrived to my last year. It’s going to feel SO good when I finally get to call myself a college graduate. And no, I’m not upset that I still have to call myself an undergrad.

It SUCKED to call myself an undergrad when the last school year wrapped up. All of my friends were graduating, and had a pretty good idea of the future. They had it all together. And I was so JEALOUS.

Well, that’s when my tea (*cough cough* GOD) taught me something.

Don’t rush yourself. That’s unfair. You are who you are. And that should be enough. That is enough. Maybe I’m a fool, but I think that everything happens for a reason. I know that I didn’t finish my college career in 4 years because I would have gone CRAZY if I had signed up for even one more semester hour. And for the sake of others, it’s a good thing that I am just now finishing.

Oh, and of course, there’s a bazillion other things in my life that happened for a reason, at the right time, and WASN’T just a huge coincidence. But, I’ll bore you with the details some other time.

Isn’t it funny how God works? He taught me that lesson through TEA!

And to think that I was just waiting on my morning shot of caffeine…ha.