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Drawing text from Graphics Object cause significant lag upon game startup

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Hello, I am sort of new to Java so excuse me if this question is basic.

The problem is that I have a 2d Top Down game that I am making in which I am trying to draw text with g.drawString("Blah", 10, 10);, and when I put the code in the render method the game Lags on startup.  Sometimes the game works after I click on it for a sec, other times I have to wait for it to load. The screen is completely blank for a few secs then finally renders (sometimes it is blank for a few mins).

Does anybody know based on what I have stated the reason behind the lag and how to fix it?

Thanks, Joel.
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