"I want it now"

May 30, 2006 | 1 comment

A recent AP poll says Americans are impatient. Can you believe it!

Survey results confirm we’re a nation of customers seeking instant self-gratification and any bit of delay in getting what we want frays nerves.

Waiting in a grocery line, at the Department of Motor Vehicles, or on the telephone for a live person are some of the most dreaded wastes of time.

I ask myself, is there a lesson to learn from this survey? Do we have to battle through life feeling time-challenged with every task?

I don’t believe so.

Maybe it’s time to re-examine priorities and decide what’s most important.

It’s not how many jobs we get done that make us happy and content over the long run. It’s how close we feel to God.

What we most need is not more things in our basket or items ticked off of our to-do list. It’s increased spiritual mindedness that makes us truly happy.

Next time you’re standing in line anxiously tapping your toe and coveting someone’s position ahead of you, use the free moments to pray. Go to God in thought and seek a spiritual idea to improve your perspective and bring you peace of mind.

Don’t waste another moment worrying about wasting more moments. Use every moment wisely. Seek spiritual mindedness. Grow spiritually.

With a God-inspired outlook you’ll feel much better when you actually do get to the front of the line.

1 thought on “"I want it now"”

  1. I’ve heard that famous authors have been inspired with ideas for their writings during waiting times. J.K. Rowling’s idea for Harry Potter came to her while waiting many years ago, and just look what became of that! Maybe we need to redeem the thought of wasted time, and harvest the good that can become of those precious moments. It’s time for us to truly listen.

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