Be patient. Be patient. Don’t be in SUCHHHH a hurry.
Did your Grandma ever sing this song to you as a child? Mine sure as heck did. Like, all the time.
I am not known for my patience guys. It’s one of the fruits of the Spirit that I need to work on.
Then, again. I need to work on them all.
BUT, I want to talk about patience today. It’s going to be a little short and sweet because I am currently mix, mingling and eating ALL the food with fellow blogger friends at the Indulge Food Blogging Conference in Portland!
BUT, onto today’s reflections.
Synopsis: The sermon was basically talking about how the world so caters to us getting what we want RIGHT NOW. If we try to download some document on the computer and it takes over 25 seconds we go “I don’t have time for this, I’ll just have to try later” (which I am SO guilty of.) Because of this we seek instant gratification, and don’t see the bigger picture…that we have a loving Lord who IS coming for us, we just have to persevere and endure patiently until that day comes.
What I learned: I mean, we’ve talked about this before, and it’s something that I’ve heard many sermons preached on over and over again. BUT, it wasn’t until I listened to this that I actually made the connection between my impatience, and not being able to over-come my food issues completely.
I think that I am so accustomed to getting what I want NOW, that I’ve almost come to place where it’s like “if I can’t get better, and gain XYZ amount of pounds overnight, why bother? I don’t have time to go through that for so long, so I’ll just stay where I am”
BUT, that’s obviously a terrible way to think. Nothing worth having comes easily, but we’re just so used to instant gratification. I need to learn to accept the place I am in, realize that I AM working towards healing and making small steps (gained 4 pounds so far guys! WHOOO!) but it isn’t going to come overnight….and that’s OKAY.
I also think my impatience plays a huge part in the way I feel about my relationship with The Lord. I never feel like its strong enough, or that I am the “best Christian ever” (but who is? Hello grace and mercy!) and I think it’s because I feel like I should have this all-consuming relationship with the Lord, just by doing my devos, overnight.
I am not saying that I just need to be all “oh my relationship will grow when the time is right” and just sit around and wait for it to happen. NO, I still need to keep putting forth the effort to truly be in love with The Lord, but the all-consuming relationship is going to grow over time. And I need to enjoy that process.
Anyway. I would love to hear something that you think you need to have more patience in! Happy Sunday!