Inside: We experience a lot of waiting in life. How well do you wait? Could waiting for the Lord be a hallmark of Christians? Is this something that sets us apart from a fast-paced culture?
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Today I’m sharing at Crystal Twaddell’s site and her series, “Made for Brave.” We can be brave because we have the Kings of Kings on our side.
Doesn’t it seem like we’re always waiting?
Waiting to turn our sweet sixteen and learn to drive, hanging on to become an adult, then we linger waiting for the big 2-1.
We find ourselves awaiting Mr. Right, having kids, those kids growing up, and filling the time until we’re retired. We are waiting to get to each of these moments.
However, these are just the big moments in life we have to have the patience for.
In the ordinary of life, we sit in traffic and at the doctor’s office. Although we are primed to wait, it doesn’t come naturally.
What Are We Waiting For?
Our culture is a fast experience culture. We have fast food, 1-hour photos, drive-thru restaurants, and microwaves so we don’t have to linger any longer than we should.
So we have this juxtaposition of needing to wait but not having the patience to do it.
Can I be honest? I loathe waiting. If I can find a quick, faster solution, I will avoid waiting.
Instant gratification is a beautiful concept.
Over the history of humans, we’ve progressed from a patient nation to a “have it now” one. Our nation has also moved farther away from God. Could this be a coincidence?
Why Should We Wait in Life?
And yet, one of the fruits of the Spirit is patience.
You see, we aren’t humanly patient, so God gave us some help to grow patience in us.
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