We live hectic lives, especially if you are a member of the American work force. This day and age we want everything...NOW. We want our email now. We want our Big Mac's now. We want our money now. If we trying to get with a person in a personal relationship or intimacy sense, we want it now. Life is fast and thus our needs and our wants come faster too. The "I want it NOW" concept is imbedded in our society. Even in the military the NOW concept controls us. In the Navy, we have a phrase called "Hurry up and wait". This means that whatever supervisor you work is going to want a tasking done NOW, but the problem is that a whole bunch of people want the same thing NOW, so you are going to hurry up and get in line and wait for the thing that was so important that you had to have it NOW.
We see the NOW concept even in our children. Have you ever tried to get a Sippie cup or dinner ready for you child and instead of waiting patiently for it, they're screaming their head off? They're screaming cuz they want it and they want it now. They don't understand that it's going to take awhile to get that Sippie cup ready or that dinner is almost done and Daddy or Mommy are still cooking it. We are impatient like children. Some of us try to have everything planned out and instead of waiting for an opportunity to present itself we want to jump on the first thing that comes along. GIMME, MINE, I WANT IT NOW.
Oh how difficult it is to just slow done and look at everything going on in our lives in a critical and logical manner. And when the stars and moon don't align the way we want them to, well then the whole world is gonna come to an end and come crashing down around us. We look up into the heavens and say "Please God, I want this and I want it now" or "Why won't you answer me?" Sometimes the answer has already been given and like the child who is waiting for the Sippie cup our eyes are so filled with tears that we don't even see the Sippie being held out before us.
Christ tell us that "This too shall pass", the same can be said with our lives. Whenever life throws you some stones and your sitting there impatiently waiting for something to change, relax, take care, have faith, for something will change. I know that for some it's not the change that's irritating it's the waiting. But you see you have convince yourself that if you look at each day as an adventure or a stepping stone to the next level then something will go your way. There will be days out there that just feel like no matter what you do as soon as you step outside the house someone is going to hit you with a truck.
Juggalos, we ask that the Carnival is patient with us as we are like impatient children. We know that the answer will be revealed to us in good time. We know that for each door closed there shall be one open. We need only to be patient and try to make the right decisions so that we can see that door more clearly.