These Things Take Time

As many of you know I finally have an open door in my career (hallelujiah). That open door did not look at ALL the way I expected it to and yet it still met so many desires of my heart! For years I wondered about my calling in business, particularly Accounting. My past is laced with insecurity, doubt and even trauma when it comes to crunching numbers 😫. It took a huge leap of faith for me to get an advanced degree in this field but leap I did! As a result I fully expected the outcome to be an overflow! I fully expected the doors to FLY open with promotions and financial reward! Instead they were firmly shut (womp womp).

For 3 years. 

3 long years. And in their place was humility, and waiting, and grace. A lot of grace. But also in their place was a blog—this blog to be exact! And, oh yeah, a book. 

This book to be exact!😉 So looking back I can see the intent and why God (once again) wanted me to wait. I can see His hand weaving and working and creating a story where the protagonist doesn’t soar her way to the top. Instead she slowly, painfully, relies on Him to get her there.

These last 3 months I have worked long and hard to get my boss’ books together. It has been a tedious task and yet I have loved every minute of it because I was FINALLY getting the experience I craved. But that goal of reconciling the numbers was ever before me and even seemed distant at times. Then all of a sudden yesterday, I reached it. It happened so quietly that I almost missed it! I had to say, “Nicole, you’re there. This is it!” 

My boss shared this week he was hoping to have this done sooner and I too agreed. But in our discussion I realized that some things take time. They take time because of the work involved. When things are underdeveloped or overlooked the one in charge has to work hard to get them together.

God is working hard on me. On us. There are areas of our lives we have been ignorant of but He has seen it all, and He has set out to complete that work, no matter how long it takes!

And when He does there will be a sweet satisfaction in knowing you endured the process and that you made it through exactly the way He wanted you to!  Not necessarily the way you envisioned–but the way He did.

This is me working on my new book project!  

By Nicole D. Miller

Nicole D. Miller is an author and heartfelt writer, as expressed on her blog Better Than Wine. Her books are published at and on Amazon. She loves all things “old school” hip-hop and R&B, along with any outfit that involves cute boots and thick scarves. She even manages to run her own bookkeeping business ( when she’s not cuddling her cute cat she fondly calls, “Squeaks”.


  1. Woo hoo! He’s got us! It can be hard to understand the process, but looking back we will definitely see how we have been being molded and shaped. This might be one of my favorite of your posts yet.

  2. Aren’t we glad that we are working on God’s timetable and not our own as will wold have missed the real assignment, the growth, the knowledge that will stick with us forever because we learned the lesson in His way and not our own. I am sure that this lesson teaches patience, life-long information to be used in other aspects of our lives as God made us to be so much more but we limit ourselves by listening to the wrong voices or comparing ourselves to someone else but when we do learn the real lesson and its purpose for us and how we may begin to use it to help someone else, then I believe we got it right on time – on God’s timetable and not ours!!!!! I congratulate you on yet another milestone in your life in your community, world that will be an opportunity to share with others to help them along the way. I am encouraged by you even at my age and I know that God is not done with me yet and yet you remind me constantly of my dear friend, your grandmother, Barbara and her and God is doing their thing in your life and many others who truthfully open their hearts and minds to His will and not just our own.

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