RAY KROC is who I blame. Yes, the founder of our notorious McDonalds is who I blame for all of it. All of what you ask? Just look back at the title; Impatience!
Psalms 27:14- “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord..
Fast food is what started it all; then of course technology reached a new level and that is all it took. We have become slaves to speed and to heck with the results. I see this in my job all the time. People are in such a rush to get things done, that accuracy no longer matters. It’s all about how fast we can get it done and look amazing to others.
It’s not just at our jobs though, its in the rest of our lives as well. We rush to eat, we rush to work, we rush to bed, and sadly we even rush to God. I’m guilty of it, we all are.
Another example, how many minutes did you pray yesterday? There are 1440 minutes in each 24 hour day, how many of those minutes did you give to the One that Created, Saved, and Loves you more than anything? I can tell you I gave about 2 minutes; morning prayer that I do every day, then a couple of seconds here and there. Yet I gave work, 480 minutes. I watched TV last night from 7-10:30 so I gave TV 210 minutes. You starting to smell what I’m cooking?
Rush, rush rush…
The thing about all this rushing we are doing is that we are not living anymore. We are just passing through existence until one day it will all come to a screeching HALT. That chest will tighten for the last time, that headache will turn into something worse, that fight against cancer will finally overtake you. Then all of time will simply stop….What then? What at that exact moment will matter? One thing I can probably say that I would think of is, “Why didn’t I have more time?” God gives us plenty of time, we simply have stopped living it and living it the right way.
My friends, anyone can rush through life, however the Psalmist here tells us that to be patient is to be Brave and Courageous. Are those traits that you strive for? I can promise you that God has a plan for you and His plan is best carried out in HIS timing. Stop being in such a hurry for God has it all worked out! Or you can keep relying on McDonald’s and Technology to carry you to disaster.
As always, the choice is up to you; choose wisely….