“Trust the process” is a sentence that I’ve heard one too many times. As a matter of fact, “Trust the process” paired with “We move”, has most likely been my most used phrases this year. I’m that girl.
Saying “Trust the process” comes so naturally for me that I fear sometimes it doesn’t encourage me at all but just helps me ignore the struggle. However, Trusting the process isn’t as easy at it sounds. Maybe it is for you but I really struggle to trust the process sometimes.
Trusting the process builds patience or encourages patience when you are going through a journey or a process that is taking its sweet precious time to produce results. It develops a “don’t give up” attitude when things don’t seem to be going your way or many things seem to be working against you as you go through your journey or process. Trusting the process is seeing value at the end of a journey that is really tough.
So, what’s there to know about trusting the process?
Patience is a virtue and is an attribute of love.
According to Writing Explained, the phrase “patience is a virtue” means “The ability to wait for something without frustration is a useful skill and a good aspect of one’s personality.” Personally, I’m not a very big fan of people who are impatient or people who brag about being impatient. That’s really nothing to be proud of. Trusting the process requires you to exercise a lot of patience. Sometimes more patience than you are willing to practice. I say this because generally, I use trust the process in a situation that is taking a lot of time to bear fruit and so for one to sit or continuously work towards your set goal for months on end sometimes can be tiring. Many times I have wanted to give up on blogging because at one point I felt I wasn’t seeing expected results. There are many other things I have gone through that have really tested my patience but that’s one thing I have learnt through trusting the process. You need patience to trust the process and trusting the process helps you practice patience.
1 Corinthians 13:”….Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…”
Good things take time.
I have this written on one of my t-shirts because good things really do take time. Making a cup of coffee needs time for the water to heat up, a good blog post takes time to be written and posted, creation took time, buying food takes time, a skill requires time to master, a degree requires years of study, you took time to get here and arriving at the end of your journey will definitely take time. Eventually you get to the end but you have to understand that all good things take time.
Trusting the process means understanding that good things take time.
Trust your process.
Lastly, an important thing to know when trusting the process is to trust YOUR process. Like I said in the previous post, we all have our own races to run. In the same way people’s processes in life may differ. My way of getting to a certain point might be different from yours. My way might be easier than yours but do what works for you. After all, there is a strong sense of achievement when you finally earn something you worked so hard for. Sometimes it may seem hard and long but with patience and an understanding of how good things take time, you get there.