Folly of the “IMs”

We have grown so accustomed to instant service that our character is easily imbued with unrealistic expectations.  There are three “IMs” that describe  humanity’s quest for quick and easy results:  (1) Impatient (2) Impulsive and (3) Impetuous.  These three “IMs” describe humanity that is unprepared and ill-advised–resulting in making poor decisions and poor choices. 

The bible has good examples of what can happen when the “IMs” are in control.  For example, they were present when Abram and Sarai decided to turn to Hagar to fulfill what was promised by God (Genesis 16:1)  They were present when Achan decided to take  the accursed things (Joshua 7:1).  They were present when Peter cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant (John 18:10).  It is clear that what is needed when difficult decisions are to be made is spiritual wisdom. 

As children of God we have a means of avoiding the three “IMs.”  James advised us to let patience have her perfect work, that we may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing–And if we lack wisdom, ask God, that gives it liberally. James 1:4-5