I had to take a different approach in how I looked at my life right now. Picture eating a warhead on the outside it is very sour and eventually it gets sweet. A warhead is not easy to eat, it takes a while dissolve the sour outer layer and enjoy sweet center. It takes patience and persistence to get the job done.
I have to take that same approach when accomplishing all the goals I have for myself. We sometimes get so caught up in where we want to be that we neglect celebrating our present small victories. There is no such thing as an overnight success. Even those much loved celebrities or one hit wonders started somewhere. It takes time and patience to be successful. When you rush through life trying to see what the end is going to be, you miss out on valuable lessons you would have learned had you been willing to endure the journey.
I may have student loans, not the most luxurious apartment, no significant other, not in the best shape and not where I want to be spiritually. However, I have to own my NOW because it will make my LATER so much greater. I will accomplish every goal that I set forth for myself, but I have to be willing to persevere through the things I have going on now. In the end, my victories will feel that much sweeter.
Just be encouraged that your greater is coming and don’t get stuck thinking about what you are lacking in the NOW stage of your life.