If you think about it, life is full of “I just can’t wait until” moments.
“I just can’t wait until I’m out of school!” “I just can’t wait until I’m on my own with a good-paying job,” or “I simply can’t wait until I have a car, until I buy a house, or until I finally get out of debt.” “I really can’t wait until I get married, until I have kids, until the kids grow up, or even until the kids have kids and I get grandkids!” Whatever your until moment is—one thing is for sure—you just can’t wait, and the moment never seems to arrive fast enough!
Impatience, irritation, unrest, and temporary discomfort all share a unified obsession to minimize the waiting period and eliminate inconvenience. Every day, we are surrounded by advertisements offering products that do it all, with the promise of getting it all, whenever you want, without hassle, and for no money down!
Are you kidding me? Have I believed some rip-off idea that everything should be minewithout any wait or effort…right now, or, is living impatiently the norm?
Learning to wait patiently has value. Practicing patience allows the mind and body to be at rest in the moment instead of frantically searching for an immediate solution to a problem that cannot be solved soon. Patience frees us to experience true thankfulness on our journey to the next until moment.
Make the most of today. Patience is the virtue that brings a completion to your character that no other quality or virtue can accomplish.
“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:4 NKJV).