Wednesday, April 05, 2006


I'm beginning to think that "impatience" should have been included among the list of the seven deadly sins. It is certainly the opposite of the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, etc.) and it seemingly drives me to do the most selfish things. First in line, picking the shortest line, being fastest out of the parking lot, exceeding the speed limit. Imagine the impact of this when leaving a hockey game with nearly 20,000 people (most of whom are impatient) all vying for the fastest exit.

One person has labeled these actions as symptoms of the "Hurry Disease." Perhaps it is more accurate to say that impatience is really the dis-ease, while "hurry" is the symptom.

Neil Anderson says "the primary focus of God's will is that we seek to establish His kingdom by becoming the person He wants us to be today. " It doesn't matter how transcendent my worship, how dedicated my fitness regime, how knowledgable I am of doctrine (the list goes on)... it is putting it into practice in practical ways. Now. Today. Keep in step. Follow.


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