We live in a Right Now generation. We want everything now, not later, not shortly, not soon, right now! And, for the most part, we move heaven and earth to try and get it.
That is wrong on so many levels but perhaps mostly because it says that the world revolves around me. It’s all about me and no one else, for the most part, really matters. I guess that’s what self absorption looks like and to me self absorption is the ultimate evil. But, of course, because I have it-remember it’s all about me.
In a recent entry in a great devotional, “The Language of Letting Go” by Melody Beattie, she writes on the power of waiting. Waiting, the ultimate antithesis of us Right Now’ers. How could there be power in waiting? The author makes the point that our individual lives unfold, not haphazardly, but in accordance with the plan prepared by a sovereign God who knows just the right time for even the minutest details of our lives to happen. We control freaks are continually kicking against the goads, aren’t we. Waiting is hard on all of us but it’s especially hard on us Right Now’ers.
How crazy are we thinking we know more than the God that spoke the world into existence and created man out of dirt. Hopefully I can slow down long enough to wait for that to sink in.