A photo of a drawing of three ladies at a dining table.
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Yesterday afternoon, I walked into a hotel. After going through the menu, I ordered some food.  

Twenty minutes later, a group of men and women walked in and ordered theirs. To my dismay, these folks got served first. I watched as they began to eat and laugh heartily. I even overheard one of them bragging about how he is connected to everyone in the hotel.  

I felt mocked and decided to leave.  

But when I gave the waiter a piece of my mind, he calmly told me, “Yours is a special order being prepared by the chief chef himself. Their orders were prepared hurriedly by students because the top chefs are busy with yours. That is why they were served first. Please, have some juice as you wait.”  

I calmed down and waited patiently. 

Shortly after, my food was served by SIX waiters. Unknown to me, the owner of the hotel, who happened to be a long-lost friend of mine, saw me when I entered and decided to surprise me. She changed my simple meal to a five-star meal.  

The party at the other table was shocked. They could not stop staring . Suddenly, they were the ones murmuring and asking why they did not get this kind of meal and service. 

Such is life! Some people are ahead of you. They’re eating now and laughing at you. They’re talking about how they are better, wiser, and smarter than you — how they are blessed, well connected, have money, and are enjoying life.  

You are waiting tirelessly wondering why its taking so long to break through. You endure mockery and humiliation. Maybe you have gone through depression, suffered through severe anxiety, or even contemplated suicide. 

Don’t worry! The owner of the world has seen you and doesn’t want you to be served a simple meal like those who are cruel to others.  

You are waiting long because yours is a special meal. It takes time to prepare and only chief chefs prepare them.  

Relax and wait for your meal. When it comes, you won’t even be thinking about that laughing party. 

Stay blessed! Enjoy your day! This is my word of encouragement to you.  

Thank you for reading my articles my, dear customers.

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