One More Min
I recently had to take a train while I was out of my home country. My understanding of the transport service of the country I was in, is that it is highly reliable.
Unusually on this day, the train had to make an unplanned stop at one of its station due to some major challenges in the schedule for the day.
I observed a few passengers started getting off the train. However, because I was not familiar with my environment, I had mastered only one route and hence was prepared to stay on this train till it moved. I recall that there was an elderly man who sat infront of me, who had waited patiently on the train but suddenly alighted. As he stepped down from the train and moved forward a bit, the driver announced that it was time to leave, and the doors shut almost immediately.
I was particularly worried for the elderly man, because I could literally see him on the platform as the train moved past him. I thought to myself, "He could have waited one more minute"
I guess sometimes, our inability to wait on something is hinged on our perception that we have many options. What if our naive mind tells us we have just one option? Would it make a difference on our ability to wait no matter what?
Even youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly,
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.
(Isaiah 40:30-31 AMP)