Saturday, February 16, 2008

It was just for 5minutes!

I watched a movie yesterday that got me sober. The main actor had everything going for him until he decided to take a fling. The fling lasted for just about 5minutes, but the consequence of that extra marital affair was terrible, his whole world practically collapsed!

Too many of us are familiar with such story. Today, as I was going through my bible, I remember the movie and then a little word dropped into my heart. “It has to do with the TIME FRAME you were focusing on when making a decision”.

Too often, we human think in “short-term frame” and our poor decisions are often based on this wrong focus. Often times, spouses who engage in extra marital affairs would not have taken such decision if they were thinking in long-term and weighing all possible outcome of their decision.

Now here is another issue, why do we always feel that God is too slow? The simple reason why we think God is slow is because God thinks within Eternity Frame while we human thinks within Time Frame. Give it a shot. He wouldn’t be bothered whether Sarah is 18 or 90 because He had it all figured out over a Long-term RangeEternity! But that wasn’t a comfortable idea for Abraham and Sarah. They had to help him out. So came in Hagar and you know the rest of the story.

Beloved, if you are facing challenges and you are about taking a critical decision, please ask yourself “Am I focusing on Eternity or I am thinking in Short-term?” Short Term thinking can result in foolish decisions which later gives birth to terrible consequences.

May the Lord God Almighty grant us understanding and wisdom to conduct our earthy affairs in a manner that will endure the test of time. Shalom.


Anna said...

You really hit on a point that many people rarely even think about. We live in an 'instant gratification' world, and we expect God to be the same. Thank you for such a wonderful reminder. I pray that God will continue to bless your works!

SJ said...

I agree with you. There are lots of what we call "now people". I want this and that now. They have to learn how to be like a praying mantis waiting his food.

BroTee said...

@ Anna
Thanks for visiting. I would have love to visit your blog or website, but there was no link. Cheers.

Bola said...

How very right! pple indulging in extra marital affairs only think of instant gratification,the few minutes of pleasure,but i can tell you from testimonies i've heard from such individual they feel lousy afterwards even the singles.So, what's the point?

Nicely written Bro Tee,keep up the great work.