Isn’t it incredible to think that, in our day, we have access to just about anything and can get just about anything we want in a relatively short time? There are companies like Amazon Prime that spoil us with their two-day shipping. However, that inadvertently trains our mind, to where we think we can get anything we want at a quick rate, with minimal effort. Someone says, “Here, watch this workout video, and you can lose twenty pounds in two days!” and we think, “Yes! That’s what I need.” Or we see an ad that says, “Get your bachelor’s degree in ten months!” or “Take this five-minute survey and win $10,000 cash.” What’s the saying? “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” We want great achievement and accomplishment with minimal effort. It’s not a matter of serendipity that you are going through what you’re going through in your life. God is deeply interested in making you into the person you’re meant to be. It’s possible that he is trying to prepare you for your future. Learn to submit to life’s lessons now. We do not become who God wants us to be overnight or by taking some miracle pill.
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