In a world that brags of quick and instant, what room is left for waiting?
I am currently working in the biggest auditing firm located in the country’s premier business district. And being based here, I have witnessed how people would ran after buses and jeepneys and even squeeze themselves inside just for them to catch that ride and reach their destinations on time. Fast foods have sprung like mushrooms and technology is constantly innovating to promote speed and improve efficiency. Even in our workplace, we are not exempt from the fast-paced craze. We’re told to provide quality deliverables on time, even work overtime or overnight just to meet or even beat the set deadlines.
People always chase time. . . And I confess, I’d been a part of this grand chase too. . .And sadly, it has been very, very tiring. I can identify with what the writer of Ecclesiastes said, “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” (Ecclesiastes 1:14)
The quick and the instant have their benefits. But being too engrossed on these would robs us off the joys of slowing down, taking time to enjoy the moment, to smell the flowers. Like taking that relaxing walk in the park or reading that entertaining book or just staring awestruck at the beautiful sunset.
The quick and the instant may be good but it may cause us to forget what really matters.
This frantic world may dictate us to move fast, to respond promptly… but we must not allow the world to control us. God says, “Be still and know that I am God”-a contradiction to what the world demands from us.
“Be still and know that I am God.”
Pause. Pray. Ponder.
Through taking time, through waiting, we’ll know who God is and what really matters. 🙂