FBF! - At my school we literally learnt how to make alcohol.
In year 11 science we did an experiment on fermentation. To ferment grapes into wine is a natural process and takes time. You pick the grapes today and drink the wine in 2 years. So you won't taste the fruits (lol) of your labour for 2 years! (Probably why we didn't get to drink it in school!)
If you were to rush the process, you'd get a less than perfect result. Whereas if you wait, let it do its thingggg, and be patient... you'll get the results you're after.
It's just like baking - you know the cake takes 40 minutes to cook, but at 28 minutes you find yourself opening the oven door and poking around to see if it's ready. Maybe it even looks ready on the edges, but in the middle it's all wobbly and uncooked. That is definitely going to be a problem if you try to cut it and eat it as is.
Or jelly! Man, is jelly a test of patience or what?! Sometimes I'm so tempted to just drink the liquid I'm that impatient, but being boiling hot, it would hurt the insides a little.
And here it comes, Sarah's life lesson - Don't rush! Don't rush baking. Don't rush jelly. Don't rush in general or you can find yourself in a hot mess, with hurt insides, something you didn't quite want - all of which could have been avoided with a little patience and discipline.
This applies to relationships too. Sometimes we try to force a relationship out of desperation, loneliness, boredom or a "he's/she's-really-cute/tall/funny/smart"-ness. If we do this it's like taking the uncooked cake out of the oven.
Be patient, don't panic, don't settle for uncooked cake just because you don't want to wait for the cooked stuff. Just as wine and cheese get better with age, wait a little while, grow a little, ferment some more and when the time is right - then you can open the oven. It saves a whole lot of mess and hurt insides and you're more likely to get the results you actually want.
by Sarah McLean
“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is "timing"
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
― Fulton J. Sheen
When have you had to be patient, with baking or with a relationship? When have you not been patient and it hasn't worked out? What about waiting too long?