Several years back we went to the Kansas Underground Salt Museum. The pictures above show an IBM System 38 Computer, and it’s storage capacity and the cost. Just one mistake cost employees three months to re-scan paper original documents. After studying these pictures, I realize that we have certainly come a long way in technology.
It used to be that we didn’t mind waiting for a home cooked meal, or a handcrafted gift, because we knew that time was invested in each act of kindness that we usually took for granted when we were younger. Then, fast food made it’s debut, and we became an impatient society unable to wait for more than sixty seconds for our order to be filled, (usually the only way for this to happen was if the food had been cooked earlier, and kept warm under a light. As a consequence, the food quality was often compromised.)
We have grown used to accepting second best in everything that we have and desire. A cry that I often hear is, “I might as well accept this, because that’s just the way it is, and there’s nothing that I can do about it.” Maybe, it’s time for us to not accept less than God’s best for our lives. Why treasure the rags we have, when the Lord desires to bless us with riches? Riches take many forms; you can be rich in love, acceptance, hope, the fruits of the spirit, friends, family, and the list goes on, but do we really anticipate that God would consider blessing us?
Maybe, you are more demanding of God’s blessings. You expect God to fulfill your prayer order, immediately, when the Lord expects us to wait. If you planted an apple seed, it would be ludicrous to expect an apple tree to pop up out of the ground, instantaneously, like the beanstalk in the fairy tale, “Jack and the Beanstalk;” but, we hate waiting for answers to prayer. The more I live for God, the more I have learned that the time of waiting is a precious time that we can build a relationship with Jesus Christ. Are we so demanding and inconsiderate that we forget to talk to God, when all he wants is to hear our voice? If we ever ignored someone, it wouldn’t take too long before they would get concerned that we were angry with them.
When you are in a season of waiting, remember that obtaining God’s best, requires being ready to receive it, and that doesn’t happen unless we perfect the art of waiting for God’s perfect timing to fulfill his purpose in our lives. There’s an Art to Waiting