I would rather have my taxes go to every single ‘welfare queen’ in the united states twice over than to drone programs and corporate subsidies.
I am so over black creatives trying to distance themselves from “blackness” in order to achieve some higher caliber of art. To try to erase blackness from your creative vision in order to achieve artistic purity is to conflate blackness with impurity. It is to characterize…
Praying this morning for patience. I tend to be an impatient person and it is something I struggle with and continually push myself to work on. I casually blame it on being a New Yorker, always on the go and ready for the next step. But as a spiritual being I must remember that being impatient is a sign of lack of faith and that when I’m impatient with time I’m really expressing an impatience with God.
Impatience is a sign of an insecure anxiety about the future. If you are in a rush to get to the next moment you’re not able to appreciate the current moment. God has you, right now, exactly where you need to be. Every second we spend is a second lost; we can never get it back. Sometimes it’s important to understand that life is a journey made up of significant moments and you don’t get the significance if you have blinders on looking forward but not around you.
Impatience also shows a lack of faith. You want to get to the next moment in life because you are not secure that everything will work out. Impatience now often gambles on the security of tomorrow, which is inherently uncertain. Faith gives us security. Impatience and anxiety gives us uneasiness. God wants us to feel secure in His plan, so we need to be secure that the future well be ok because it’s in His hands.
Impatience is also a sign of arrogance. No one is promised tomorrow. To be impatiently looking past today means you assume tomorrow is coming, and that is not always the case. You expect that next moment, and that is arrogant because you have to recognize that the amount of moments you have is not determined by you, but by God. You cannot control the future so it is not yours to concern yourself with. Make plans with God’s will built into them, but take no moment for granted.
This morning, I realize I’m impatient and I need to take a step back and analyze where that comes from. I want finals to be over, I want to be home, I want for my future to begin. But that’s only because I’m looking to the future for certainty because I feel unsure about now. I have to realize that finals suck but I have to get through part A to get to part B and it doesn’t bode well to fantasize about the future when getting to that point means moments of growth and development that can’t be rushed. Tomorrow isn’t promised so I need to be secure that where I am is where I bed to be and trust in the Almighty that He will take me through the necessary steps like He has done in the past.