Analogies Not everyone one understands them. Let’s break it down. To want something is to earn it OR have it given freely. But to have it given freely devalues it worth. To EARN it is to appreciate it AND develop an intrinsic value far greater than what was even anticipated.
Slow it down. Break it down…
Honor the process. Know the process. Adhere to the process. What’s the process?!? It’s hard to wait on something when there’s a lack of understanding. It’s difficult to adhere to a process when the standard keeps changing. It’s impossible to stick with the process if it doesn’t exist.
Linus asked Sally to join him in his wait. Together they waited on the “Great Pumpkin.” He had waited for a long time. He believed. He subscribed to a legend that the rest of the world had long since given up. He was the last to believe, and his belief system could not be rocked.
Sally, on the other hand, just loved Linus. She believed in him. They had love languages that were very different. He was a affirmed by her belief in him. She was committed to serving him. Together they could compliment each other. But there was a lack of communication.
No matter how much they trusted each other, their goal was not the same. He sought clarity. He held an energy that was built on belief and eventual delivery. He was excited for the story he’d be able to tell. Victory would be his!
She wanted to be by his side. She wanted to support him. She looked forward to the victory, but she was not as committed to the process. She needed proof. She was no fool. She wouldn’t wait forever. She trusted him, not the process. As a matter of fact, she didn’t even understand the process.
In the end, she gave up. She waited and waited. She watched the signs. She grew cold and weary. She asked questions, but received no answers. She could commit no longer.
In a disappointed rant, she walked away. She looked back as he yelled, “just wait, you’ll see!”
It wasn’t about the “Great Pumpkin” at all. It was symbolic. She waited on him. He will continue to wait. He will surely ask someone new to sit with him in the pumpkin patch. But it won’t be Sally. It won’t be Sally!