Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fast Food Mentality

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Fast food companies rake in billions each year. Part of it is because they let you “have it your way,” and partly because they are, well, fast! Because you can instantly get what you want on nearly every street corner in America, it’s easy to fall into what has been called the “fast food mentality.” One psychologist suggested it has become who we are. 

In contrast, there is no “fast food” in the Kingdom of God. The truth is, we can’t always have it our way, and have it right now. Christ followers shouldn’t get caught up in the fast food mentality anyway because then we lose the true meaning of patience. A fast food mentality rejects waiting on the Lord through problems without complaining or worrying. 

Instead of instantly having it our way, we should patiently wait on the Lord to find His way. For that, there are no shortcuts. His way, the deeper walk in the Lord way, requires time in the Word, intimate fellowship in prayer, repentance, humility, and a lifestyle of holiness. That’s a tall order that no short order cook can make happen in five minutes or less. 

Dear Christ follower, don’t settle for a quick hamburger, fries, and coke, when God has a heavenly feast prepared for you. You just have to wait a little longer for it.

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

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