Delay – a period by which something is late or postponed, to be late or slow.
Let’s face it, we live in a world where we are CONSTANTLY in some sort of hurry. It”s like we are running a race, why I have no idea. Sometimes I wish it would just slow down.
Back a few months ago I sat on a airplane (that was not moving) for two hours because we needed to wait for the ice on the windows to melt. Who’s fault is it that the ice had to melt? No one’s, right? Exactly. But see as humans we become immediately aggravated and impatient, myself being at the tip top of the list.
Anyways, after waiting and waiting (and waiting some more) my plane finally took off. When I landed in Dallas, I took off running hoping and praying my next flight hadn’t taken off without me.
When I made it to my gate I realized it had been momentarily DELAYED. (15 minutes at most, they said) Thirty minutes later they told us only thirty more minutes. After a few rounds of hearing that my nerves were shot, as were all of the people around me.
A woman near me told her husband, “don’t lose your cool, someone else will.” I chuckled when I heard the words and waited.
Sure enough, a lot of someone’s lost it. As I watched it happen I realized how broken our society is.
Everyone was frustrated, rightfully so, but it’s just a part of traveling. But that’s the thing, we don’t understand delays. We do not even try to understand them. We don’t like it when things go our way, its just how we are wired. We are not patient.
Since this happened a few months ago I have noticed countless times how much we as a society go crazy because of a minor delay. During this time I have come to realize that life’s about hanging on for the ride, enjoying the bumps and loving the delays.
There will always be speed bumps in our life but is that any reason for us to slow down?
Turn up the music and dance through the delays.
“Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.” Ecclesiastes 7:9
The beautiful picture God painted after a day full of delays.