11. The Law of Patience and Reward
“All rewards require initial toll. Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toll. True joy follows doing what we are suppose to be doing and waiting for the reward to come in its own time.”
It may not feel good right now, but knowing that what you are doing is good and pure will reward you later. Temptation intrigues you, impatience wants you to take the easy way out. Evil will push you to react negatively right away. When you take a breath, and ask yourself what is the right thing to do… time after time you will be thankful you stopped to think. Consistently doing what you are supposed to be doing, being honest, being respectful, being thoughtful and considerate of others DESPITE how you may feel – in the end you will feel better for being the better person. It is a reward in itself to know that you were the best person you could have been.
It takes a spiritual journey to rid yourself of toxins and of evils, and it takes recovery to understand that you are bigger than those things. Be patient, keep doing right. You will get knocked down 50 times but the first time you stand, you will SOAR. You have to have faith that your good deeds will be recognized and your bad deeds will be punished. Whatever you release into this world, the people who live in it and the environment will come back to you.
If you are smart, you will make it something good.