September 27, 2011

Patience in an On Demand World

I. Hate. Waiting.
I. Lack. Patience.
I want what I want and I want it now.

I think most of us are this way and I am unfortunately not alone or abnormal in this case.

I long for contentment. Contentment in all things. I long to be content with what I have at the time I have it. To see joy in all things and know that as long as I am obeying God and serving Him, I have all I need. And if there is more that I need, God will provide it.

If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment. -Job 36:11

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. -1 Timothy 6:6-7

I seem to always want more. And I seem to want what I don't have. I long for "This" then when I get it, I long for "That".

In this day an age we are living in an instant gratification world. DVR, DVD's, Ipods, internet...We have so many ways to instantly grab what we want.

I think this can be dangerous too, because we are getting further and further away from learning how to wait.

As we get further away from learning how to wait we in essence are teaching our kids impatience. We don't need to wait. If we want it we can grab it.

It's not how God designed us though.

I love Modern Technology, don't get me wrong. I love it. But I also love a feeling of satisfaction.

We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. -Hebrews 6:11-12

Faith & Patience.

Faith to Know God provides all of my needs.
Patience to wait and know that God's timing is best.

I long for patience & contentment in this On Demand world.
How about you?

1 comment:

Artist and Garden Designer... said...

Yes! Great thoughts!!! Thanks for sharing!! I'm so impatient, I will move mountains to get what I want, but I need to slow down...think about... And listen to what Jesus wants for me... Xxoo