So I Hung In There . . .



“When the student is ready the teacher will come.” I have heard this statement throughout the course of my life, and have had experiences which certainly bear it out. Those teachers may not be a person directly but teachings which you are now ready to receive and apply to your life’s journey.

Have you discovered that life is full of learning, growing and changing moments? For example, have you encountered people who just seem to rub you the wrong way? Or there is something about them that you just can’t seem to connect with? Perhaps it is someone you just don’t like.

The teachers may not always look the way we want them to look. They may not always have a pleasing or pleasant entrance, but they do have purpose.

What do we do in situations like this? Oftentimes we disconnect or avoid those types. These do not get to become a part of our circle of friends, do they? Why? Because your choices for your circle are only those you are in some type of harmony with, or have some common interest.

Are those people sent to upset your harmonious existence, or is there something which has allowed your paths to cross for a reason you may not understand, or is it to help you to get over something about you that maybe holding you captive?

Well, what does that have to do with “When the student is ready, the teacher will come?” We can either look at life’s challenges as barriers, or we can see them as a student, embracing them as teaching moments. Another way to look at it, a teacher comes as you grow to take you to the next level of transformation, to make you better.

Years ago I worked with this client as a ghost writer, writing his book. He was 85 years old. I was excited about helping, we agreed on a price and the writing began. A few months into it, I began to see some patterns. He wanted me to read out loud to him at each session. It was then I discovered he didn’t read well. It meant that what I wrote for him I had to then read it back to him.

Quite frankly, I felt I had been deceived. I wanted to return the fee and quit but there was something about his mission and his dream that I felt I had to help him finish; so I hung in there. I lost patience, but prayed silent prayers to remind myself that I was working for a higher purpose.

As our work together continued I began to notice feelings of frustration and anger rising up. I found myself struggling to contain myself, but with God’s help I managed to put those feelings in check. Why was all of this happening? I had never felt this way about a client.

What was this client stirring up? Is it possible those stormy relationships maybe tapping into buried and forgotten territory? Are you involved in a situation where you might need to hang in there? Then look for the rewards that are worth more than Gold. For those bring the greatest significance and satisfaction.

Keep your eyes on the goal and believe that you can get there. Looking back, I am so glad I didn’t quit.

What did I learn? You can always quit. Get past what you feel, because feelings can be wrong. His behavior required much patience. I experienced many moments of silent prayer. In spite of, I put his needs to write and publish a book, to fulfill his dream above what I was feeling.

Let me know what you think.
Blondie Clayton

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