Tuesday, March 3, 2015

the quick fix...


Popcorn. Drive-thrus. Sex.
Instant, quick, easy.

Our culture doesn’t just live in this, we live for it; we live for the quick fix, the knock off our to-do list, the temporary satisfaction to a long-term situation.

After dwelling and processing through some very new and big fears in my life this week, I came to the conclusion that it is easier to find something to fix than to wait on God’s timing. It’s easier to run through the drive-thru at McDonalds than to come home after a long day of work and cook a healthier meal. It is easier to give in to physical temptation than to wait for a healthy, godly marriage. It is easier to blame your singleness on ________ and try to fix it rather than just embrace and accept God’s timing in your current situation. All these things are easy, but they are not healthy, and they are not coming from a place of wisdom (even when wisdom feels like you definitely need a milkshake from Chic-Fil-A instead of a real dinner at home… anybody?).
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…it is easier to find something to fix than to wait on God’s timing…
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We are not good with the waiting; we are not good with giving God control or trusting in His timing. We ask the wrong questions, develop fears, and evade His truth. When we desire a quick fix, we must question our own heart, not God; why am I refusing to trust? Why am I refusing to wait and be patient? Why am I lusting and coveting after this different season of life?

People, God is not in the business of a quick fix, He is in the business of satisfactory sanctification. He is continually molding us, making us more like Him, and that takes time. You can’t microwave sanctification; you have to live through every minute of it.
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You can’t microwave sanctification; you have to live through every minute of it.
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Sometimes, there is nothing to fix at all. Sometimes, you are totally and completely delusional about your own shortcomings and strengths. Sometimes, it’s all about sanctification and God’s glory in your life. Sometimes, that’s enough.  

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