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I Want It Now!

Clubhouse discussion by Pastor Sharon Williams

We live in a microwave society – never quite fast enough. We want instant results:

"My computer is too slow".

"The traffic light is too long".

"I can’t call you, text is faster".

"God, I need an answer now"!

Esau couldn’t wait for a meal......

Genesis 25:29-34, One day when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau arrived home from the wilderness exhausted and hungry. 30 Esau said to Jacob, “I’m starved! Give me some of that red stew! “All right,” Jacob replied, “but trade me your rights as the firstborn son.” Look, I’m dying of starvation!” said Esau. “What good is my birthright to me now?” But Jacob said, “First you must swear that your birthright is mine.” So Esau swore an oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his brother, Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew. Esau ate the meal, then got up and left. He showed contempt for his rights as the firstborn.”

At that moment, Esau could think of nothing else but the food before him. Was he really starving? Probably not. Did he value his birthright? Probably not.

Can you think of a time when you were so desperate for something that you had to have it right now? How did it feel after you got it?

There is a value in waiting The things we have to wait for or work hard for have a greater value/reward. We appreciate them/cherish them more.

It is difficult to welcome the wait.

Romans 8:24-25 We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope[a] for it. 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)

Time spent waiting is not wasted time!

About the Author

Pastor Sharon has been in ministry for over 48 years. She and her husband Daniel are founders of Go to Nations, a missionary sending agency working in 106 countries. As an ordained minister, Sharon was a part of the Christ the Redeemer Church Executive staff for twenty years. In 2010, Sharon began Act 4 the Nations, a non-profit organization working on five continents to help women attain a better way of life by partnering with missionaries and Anti-Human Trafficking organizations.

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