Instant Life

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Instant LifeThe very first cruise (and only one so far) that I have been on was on my honeymoon. And I loved it! The ship was beautiful, the water was beautiful and we were having a lovely time! About the second or third day in I started getting sea sick. They said that the ship was experiencing 8 foot waves and that it was not normally that rough.

Not knowing I would feel sick, I never brought medicine so my husband went and bought me some from the ship’s store. I honestly didn’t think the medicine would help any. To my way of thinking the ship was still rocking and the waves were still 8 feet high. How could the medicine stop that? But almost immediately after taking the medicine it calmed my stomach and I felt instantly better!

I was amazed, I didn’t think I would feel that much better that fast! The rest of the time I did not hesitate to use the medicine if I needed it, I knew that it would make me feel better fast, and help me enjoy our time. I was thinking the other day how much we want our life to be like that medicine. All around us we see and want instant gratification. Think about it:

  • Instant Gravy
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Instant Messenger
  • Instant Approval
  • Instant Prints
  • Instant Loans
  • Instant Replay

And much much more! Just google “instant” and you will get a list of things that you can get instantly. And it doesn’t just stop there. How many of you have ever wished for the time to pass to a certain date? Maybe until you get married, until your husband gets home from a deployment, until you have your baby, until you get a job… the list could go on and on.

I don’t think it’s a bad thing to wish for these things, but what about enjoying the time you have now? Instead of getting everything instantly why not ask God what he has for you to learn right now?

Sometimes, it is a good thing to wait. We have all heard the saying, “Good things come to those who wait.” I think that is very true, especially if you are spending all your time worrying and waiting and not enjoying the time now. You can miss out on all the good things that come in between all that waiting. So instead of wishing for something to pass, may it be a deployment, a time period, or anything else, determine to be patient and enjoy the here and now, and see what you can learn! You may be surprised at what God has in store for you!
I just got back from a long weekend with my family. It was so nice to go back to Florida and visit and hang out with my old friends! I hope everyone is doing well and had a wonderful Labor Day!

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