Archive for September 30th, 2010

Too often we want what we want when we want it without regard for the actual time it takes to deliver what it is we want. I have seen this in business and in life in general. In an underfunded, understaffed, high demand work environment, the few remaining operational leaders are taking on more and more until all they have to do is work for the immediate demands of the next-level-up’s demands. The rest of life suffers, consequently. It is another side-effect of demand immediacy.

The printing press made it easier to spread ideas. Now if it is not printed with the highest quelity or with the rapidity of instant messaging, most will not read it at all.

The microwave and trivection ovens are the latest replacements for a cooking fire. What used to take days of preparation is now resolved in mere seconds by the push of a button. And some think that is too slow.

Here in the USA, like most high tech nations, many have become the ‘mircowave society.’ If it is not immediately resolved then it is taking too long! Wanting it now does not remove the fact of the reality that certain things take time. Some things are only resolved “in the fullness of time” – this is admittedly irritating, but none-the-less reality.

The same is true of God (YHWH Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob-Israel, Jesus, and me). Adherents and non-adherents make the same time demand on GOD. “Show us you are God and right now.” A bit on the arrogant side by us humans, don’t you think? Making that demand on the God of the Bible shows our amazing ignorance. The greatest chess-minds will tell you that though the objective is to take the opponent’s king there is required some ‘set-up’ to make that happen. Even so with GOD. Do note however, once the required set-up is made the initiation of activity comes on with the rush of a tidal wave – which means those who are paying attention take action; those who do not are inundated.

I think the message here is patience. Have patience. Be patient. Has God said? Will He not do?

Though the word God has given you seems to tarry, wait for it. It will surely come to pass.

Isaiah 40.31; 55.11
Jeremiah 29.11
Habakkuk 2.2

Special note:
This note does not take into account varying systems of belief. I am irreligious and Christian. By that I mean I know there is but one true god – the God of Israel. If you differ with that, you may. I will refer you to an essay I wrote regarding truth. Follow the link.
“Whatever Occupies the Mind”



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