I Want it Now!!

What happened to embracing patience? People nowadays are always in a rush and I am not referring to roadway driving aka road rage. Patience is not just a ‘one-and-done’ event; it’s a lifestyle-a fruit of God’s spirit (Gal 5:22). How many of you yell at your computers or smart devices just because it runs a millisecond slower than usual? The demand for instant results continues to seep into every corner of our lives, and not just virtually.

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project summed up a recent study about people under the age of 35 and the dangers of their hyperconnected lives with what sounds like a prescription drug warning: “Negative effects include a need for instant gratification and loss of patience.”

It’s sad to say but we’ve come to expect things so quickly that people can’t wait more than a few seconds for a video to load. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to living a life that is more productive rather than counter productive.

The reality of life is simply; things take time! Patience is not only a virtue-it’s grace. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting. I am making a concentrated effort to practice patience, will you join me in living out this fruit of God’s spirit?!

About Noel Pinnock and Lowell Pinnock

Noel Pinnock is a published author and recognized expert with over 25 years of experience in transforming under performing companies into positions of prosperity and optimum value. He specializes in strategic, operational, and tactical services. As a nationally certified public manager, he has been responsible for overseeing many large-scale organizational transformations. We are #4given, saved by the blood of Christ.
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