Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Long View

I thought I'd share this...

"Ours is a world that demands immediate gratification. From instant downloads to instant potatoes, we want what we want when we want it . . . and that’s usually NOW!

Followers of Christ should take the 'long view'.

What does that look like in everyday terms? We hang in there. We stay. We avoid restlessness. We don't run. We aren't fair-weathered. We don't give up.

Taking the long view applies, regardless of the situation. That means you don't try to escape a difficulty at work or home. A husband or wife doesn’t walk out because it gets rough. An employee doesn’t quit because his idea isn’t accepted. This takes immense maturity.

Does that mean that we never walk away? Not at all.

But most of the time we head for the exit far too quickly."

Wow...I need those words to push me forward.