I know it’s been a while since I have posted, but I’m back, and this time I came to share my thoughts on The Wait.
Yep, that book right there. The book was published over a year ago, and if you’re thinking “why waste your time giving feedback on a book that’s been out over a year?” My answer is simple: I’ve had it since last year, life situations took precedence over having time to read, and I finally got a chance to read it this year, and I JUST finished it. (Literally).
I was excited to read this book when it came out last year. I even posted on my social media accounts about it. I’ve always had a respect and love for Meagn Good’s work, and was introduced to Devon Franklin and his part in this book through knowing about Meagan. But that’s usually how it works, right? You may find out about another person you knew nothing about at first all because you know of the person they are connected too.
And that doesn’t just apply in what I like to refer to as “Hollyweird,” but it applies to life in general. But I digress. Back to this book. So, as I was saying. I was excited about this book. The title was appealing, the cover was nice, and as I stated, I’m a fan of Meagan so I thought why not give it a read. The title of The Wait. You’re being sold on this notion of ways you can find your true self in every aspect of your life, but most importantly, your love life.
And let’s face it, most people bought and read the book under that pretense. I’ll admit it, I did, and while they definitely provide that information inside (I won’t give too much away for those of you who haven’t read it but would like to), they fall a bit short because a lot of what I read are things I’ve heard before.
There are definitely some insightful tips, but there was nothing new that caught my attention or made me say wow! Now they do mention that this book might not be for everyone, and maybe I am one of those individuals, but what I found through reading all nine chapters of this book are these three things:
- You must have a solid foundation with God and Jesus. If by chance you don’t, work on developing that relationship because it is more about your relationship with them than it is about anything else.
- Love yourself. Figure out who you are, and continue on your journey of self-discovery in who you are and what you want.
- Patience is a virtue. Being patient in any aspect of your life is important. Things do not happen when we may want them to. It’s all about trusting the foundation that has been built, yourself, but most importantly in knowing that Jesus Christ will deliver what he deems fit.
Yes, this book has moments sprinkled throughout of how Meagan and Devon met and made it work, and in today’s society we always want to know what’s happening in a celebrity’s life, so when they provide that insight into their world we jump at the chance, which is why I can see and understand how this book became a part of The New Times BestSeller’s List.
And yes, this book discusses sex and everything in between regarding that, but I think the best lesson learned throughout the entire book is you have to do what’s best for you, and if you believe in Jesus Christ then you know that your relationship is more important. Hebrews 11:6