Hurry up to wait

We all would like to see instant rewards, instant gratification and instant replies to our prayers, but in reality, it don’t work that way.


“All good things come to those that wait” we all have heard this line before, and most likely have stated it ourselves. But none of us really like to hear it, and really don’t want to believe it, when it comes to what we want. We expect it to be true for others, but not for us.


All too often we get very disappointed or upset when we do not get an instant response. Why do you think instant messaging is so popular, or text messaging, video on demand and other such services. Because we are a society that can’t wait, we want it all and we want it now!


The rock group Queen had it right when they sang the lines:


I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,



How true it is, and how sad it is. We rush everything, and push everything forward, Christmas starts in July (truth be told, I listen to Christmas music all year around) they even moved daylight savings time forward.


But all this goes counter to our faith, our faith as Catholics calls us to wait, to slow down. But we, for the most part refuse to do so. We, even in our faith want to rush things. We are too quick to except change, the latest fad or the new and improved method.


I have never read a bible story with Jesus rushing anywhere or anything. In fact the opposite is true, the story of Jesus and the death of his good friend, Jesus did not rush, he waited 3 days before leaving to go see Lazarus. He waited, so truly great thing could take place, the resurrection of Lazarus. If Jesus would have rushed the resurrection would have never taken place.


Rushing, and wanting things now, in the moment, at this second only leads to disappointment, because truly, good things happen to those that wait. Wait for God’s time not our time.


So hurry up to wait, God will provide, in his own time…



One thought on “Hurry up to wait

  1. just a point of theology….. Jesus experienced resurrection. Lazarus was raised from the dead. Jesus has new life…. Lazarus was given his old life back.


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