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Now is Not the Right Time

March 20, 2018 in Articles, Motivational - 2 min read

Ever felt like things are working against you and the universe isn’t doing much to actually help you? Ever wondered why things are taking so long to get right? Yeah? It’s all because it’s just not the right time. 

We plan our future in fine detail, we set goals and plan when they should be achieved, forgetting that life does not necessarily let us have it easy and that’s a good thing because setbacks give us more time to work on ourselves and our goals. Imagine if everything went smooth sailing for you, would you gain any knowledge? Would you have any mistakes to learn from? Would you learn to appreciate your achievements? Absolutely not.

Patience, that’s what life teaches us – mastering the art of being patient is the utmost important thing if you want to live without worry. Sometimes we plan to buy ourselves a car at a certain age but unemployment hinders us, we wish to find our perfect match or soulmate but we don’t meet anyone suitable for us the moment we seek them, we want to graduate like other kids but we just keep getting delayed. As difficult as it may be to accept this, the truth is that things don’t work out for us when we want them to because it’s just not the right time.

When we fail to be patient, we fall into the trap of settling for something below what we deserve and below what we have worked hard for. The main problem with settling is that as time progresses, we find ourselves getting comfortable with the bare minimum we are getting. Learn to wait, bearing in mind that it will all work out in the end. 

Sometimes hinderance can be good for us because when things don’t go our way at the time we wish they would, our frustration towards the delay changes us and we grow out of our initial ideas and develop better ones. Avoid comparing your progress to others because although they may progress much faster than you right now, their time will come too where they will experience a hectic setback while you flourish. 

Don’t worry yourself too much, it all works out in the end. Goals will be achieved, valuable lessons will be learnt and there will be stories to tell. Do yourself a favour – do not give up on that dream, do not stop chasing what you want. Accept failure, you will stumble countless times and you will come across obstacles that will hold you back from getting what you want but don’t let that get to you, just know that now is not the right time. When the time is right everything will fall into place. For now, live for today and take things as they come. One day at a time soldier, one day at a time.


  • randomthoughtsbyhaya March 20, 2018 at 05:30

    Great read! This is so true

    • Mbalenhle March 22, 2018 at 12:11

      Glad you enjoyed 🌼

    • Sphe Khanyile March 29, 2018 at 21:32

      Like this read very powerful

  • David Harris March 20, 2018 at 08:17

    Agreed. I believe God gives us things and allows us to experience things when we’re ready.

  • Zayah March 20, 2018 at 08:32

    This just made my morning. It’s like you knew I needed to hear these words. Thank you Gogo 🌻🌺🍃🍩

    • Mbalenhle March 22, 2018 at 12:29

      I’m glad this post had an impact on you hun 💕😊!

  • Shereen March 20, 2018 at 09:02

    This was such a good message. I struggle with patience quite a bit. And omg, so right about not comparing our progress with others.

    • Mbalenhle March 22, 2018 at 12:32

      I used to struggle with patience too and felt like everyone is progressing and I’m just put on hold. But as time went by, I learnt that nobody has it easy anyway, just gotta keep your head up and understand that everything is happening for a reason 🌼💖

  • Jheelam March 20, 2018 at 11:43

    The last line nails it totally. Loved it.

  • The Style of Laura Jane March 20, 2018 at 13:45

    I absolutely LOVE this post! It’s so what I needed to read right now. Setbacks can be the greatest and most fulfilling time. I remember feeling gutted that i got turned down for a job and then a couple of months later, a better one came along.
    It’s what we do with our time in the moment of not achieving or not reaching where we wish, that determines the true outcome. x

    • Mbalenhle March 22, 2018 at 12:35

      Every setback happens for a good reason and we only ever realize this when we are blessed with something better than we originally dreamt of. This teaches us to have a positive outlook in life and appreciate every little victory 🌼💕💕

  • Pink March 20, 2018 at 14:07

    Even if now isn’t the right time, I hope the right time comes soon.

  • justthebeginningx March 20, 2018 at 16:28

    I definitely needed to hear this today. It can be so tough, but you just need that little reminder every now and again.

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    • Mbalenhle March 22, 2018 at 12:37

      That’s quite right! We gotta keep believing that it will work out in the end and we will be grateful for the setbacks because they come with lessons 💕

  • Deshi Nenkinan Nehemiah March 20, 2018 at 17:53

    👏👏👏Word Word I almost feel like dancing. So true Mbalenhle. Somewhere in the Bible it says “He Makes things beautiful in his time” God really delays us sometimes to let us plan and come out with a bang.

    I think we need to do something about this generation and the speed comparison no slowing down mentality. What do you think Ms Khuzwayo?

    • Mbalenhle March 22, 2018 at 12:39

      Thank you for making that reference to the bible because I honestly had no idea 💖. I totally think we should do something, but the question is what and how 🙆?

  • migueltio March 21, 2018 at 00:13

    This is wonderful!! So are you!! There is so much we can and should plan, but its not always in our control and we have to do our best with what God gives because He is ultimately in charge. He wants us to do well with what He allots us, but sometimes his decisions come with better results than our own. Hugs!!

    • Mbalenhle March 22, 2018 at 12:40

      This is so true and something to always keep in mind. Thank you Miguel🍃🌼

  • itsgeorgiaxoxo March 21, 2018 at 03:20

    This was so inspiring! What a great read! x

    • Mbalenhle March 22, 2018 at 12:40

      Thank you so much Georgia 💖💖

  • Jirah Merizz March 21, 2018 at 05:34

    Well written!

  • Ali March 30, 2018 at 07:11

    Wise words.

  • Khwez April 4, 2018 at 22:37

    This came at the right time. THANKS!

    • Mbalenhle April 7, 2018 at 00:40

      Pleasure 😊. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Simon April 10, 2018 at 05:53

    One day at a time… 🙂

  • Living what you love April 26, 2018 at 01:27

    Great write up….thanks for sharing such beautiful truth❤🌸🌸

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  • literarylydi May 27, 2018 at 02:55

    Thank you for this. I am so impatient that I really need to take a step back and enjoy life, whatever my bank balance and employment situation. Money isn’t everything.

    • Mbalenhle June 4, 2018 at 06:29

      I have learnt this the hard way. I am naturally an impatient person but I had to refocus and realise that everything will work out in due time🌻

  • literarylydi May 27, 2018 at 03:02

    I have reblogged this in the above post as I think it’s so perfect.

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