Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Don't rush it, honey.

Do you have so much to look forward to that you can barely enjoy the present? Sometimes I feel like that. Whether it be looking forward to my trip to Italy, summer vacation, getting engaged, planning a wedding, or anything else exciting that that I "can't wait" for, it seems like there's always something to look forward to.

Well, having something to look forward to is undoubtedly a good thing. Just like expectations, having something to look forward to is a form of hope (see earlier blog entry). However, allowing yourself to become obsessed with the future has a way of making you discontented with the present, and that is not a good thing. 

We've all seen those people whose lives are completely consumed with money. They think that if they can just get more money, then they'll be happier. Well- just as that couldn't be further from the truth, it's the same with this obsession over things that you can't rush. If you aren't happy until you get there, you aren't going to be happy when you get there. 

Don't be afraid to wait. God's timing is perfect and hey, looking forward to something is half the fun! As Charles Stanley once said, "The value we place on something is revealed by our willingness to wait for it." Don't rush it, honey. 

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