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Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4

To the one who looks around and wonders
When will it be my turn, or have I missed it, or will there be anything left for me?
To you I say, there is never a tree without a seed, nor a seed without a tree or plant.
Yet, every tree or plant has its own season.
They are sown in different soils and germinate at different rates
And each tree has different qualities and quantities of fruits.
Yet, each tree and its fruit serves specific purposes.

Shall the Bamboo mock the Weeping Willow because it grows slowly?
Or shall the Weeping Willow boast to the Bamboo about its firm roots?
To each their own. Tend to your tree and let it grow according to its time, purpose, and capacity. 
To desire another’s tree is to lose focus, and delay the potential growth of your tree
Both the bamboo and weeping willow are created for different reasons and both have different purposes to serve.


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“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
– Zig Ziglar

As bloggers here in WordPress sometimes it may be hard to understand why some bloggers sprout up so quickly.  There are different theories out there, but I believe WordPress represents the world in a general sense. Some of the people that you attended high school or college with are living completely different lives than you thought they would, including yourself. 

Success isn’t about competition, because it means different things for different people. Sometimes you may get carried away by another definition of success if you do not take your time and define it for yourself.

Keep doing your best in whatever area you’re looking for success and seek God’s guidance. Yours shall come to pass at the appointed time.  Cheer for others ahead of you, encourage those beside you, and motivate by installing hope for those behind you.  In the end we will all enjoy success through his grace. The road to success may be narrow but there’s plenty of space at the mountain top.

Prayer: May God grant each one of you good success at your appointed time as he finds you faithful in the little you have now

Thank you for reading. Happy Wellness Wednesday. Stay Blessed Always.

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4 thoughts on “Success at the Appointed Time

  1. Bro George – The greatest secret of life is faith
    Bro George says:

    Amen, beautifully written Marie. Thanks for the post, and indeed He makes all things beautiful in His time.

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Thank you, George. Always a pleasure to have you around . Thanks for your kind words, I appreciate it so much.

      Indeed, He makes all things beautiful in His time . I love this line.

      Have a wonderful weekend, George. Stay blessed.

  2. Adeleke Adeite – Lagos Nigeria – Adeleke is a poet, songwriter, author, tech enthusiast and life coach. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics Education from the University of Ado Ekiti Ekiti State, Nigeria and a Master's degree in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He strongly believes that there is a garden of greatness in everyone who must be watered with words and fertilized with faith. He is passionate about building positive mindsets in everyone around him. He can be reached via adelekeadeite@gmail.com
    Adeleke Adeite says:

    “Success isn’t about competition, because it means different things for different people.”

    Success is certainly about time, growth and grace and not a rat race. It’s about contributing value and not competing…

    Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Well said, Adeleke. ‘Success is about contributing value, and not competing .

      Thank you for your thoughtful insights. I appreciate it.

      You’re more than welcome. Stay blessed

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