There is a journey of patience we sometimes need to take from where we set our intentions to where we receive what it is we desire. Often we will set our intentions, knowing it is the prime ingredient to manifestation, then we become frustrated or agitated when the manifestation does not occur as soon as we hope.
Much like baking a cake, all good things come in due time. This time is often needed to allow the conditions to mature for what it is we’re creating. It would be as if we pulled the cake from the oven 20 minutes before the full baking time. Not only would the cake be undercooked and inedible, we could not put the cake back in after we attempted to cut out a slice in all our impatience. We must allow ourselves to wait for the necessary amount of time for our desires to be fully incubated so they can be well established to meet our needs.
At other times it is ourselves that are not ready to receive what it is we desire. We might not have gone through the growth or gained the experience required to put ourselves in a state of readiness to receive the gift we seek. We may not have learned how to handle the reward, or how to care for it once we receive it. We might not have gained the prerequisite level of space between wanting and having that would allow us to truly appreciate it.
It is during these times we need to sit still and allow our previous actions to steep. We need to know that we have to allow time to ferry us across that void of waiting, knowing the vessel can only travel at a certain slow steady pace, realizing that the river does have another side which we will reach in due time. No further action can expedite the journey. It will simply take as long as it takes, but it needs to be taken in its own time.