These words right here are the essence of the stress in our lives, and in particularly for our 20-something generation.
They have never had to wait for anything. They want music; they download it. They want to reach a friend; they text them. They want something new; they buy it online. They have no idea what it is like to wait or to want.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they are spoiled; they have a different perspective than my generation does because they have always lived with instant gratification. Thus, they have stress when things don’t happen immediately for them. They have never developed the patience that comes from waiting. They very rarely experience disappointment or have developed the resilience that results from it.
Also, and I’m not saying this generation is lacking faith, but when one lives without faith, one may not realize that everything comes to pass in its own timing. God holds the blueprints to our lives and his timing is not ours. When one comes to understand that, patience and inner peace follows.
What I’m trying to say is let go and try to go with the flow. Sometimes it’s a nice ride.