Instant Gratification an enemy of Invitation
Do you want to be happy? I think everybody does. Postmodernism says If you are not 100% happy, then it is a huge problem. I want to say that it is not true and it is a myth. The literal happiness idea means you quit as soon as your happiness is disturbed. I hear people say “somebody said no to my invitation, so because this has disturbed my peace and happiness, I quit.” But it is in the struggles that you find the growth in your life. Instant gratifications says we don’t want growing pains or to face fears, or to deal with with difficulties, but those that face the problems, they grow. Listen to the Apostle Paul writing to the church in Rome, “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Don’t be addicted to happiness and instant gratification. There are many times during the invitation process when I am not happy when I am frustrated, irritated and tired. It is growing through these times which make me stronger. Don’t be addicted to happiness and instant gratification and invite someone today and another tomorrow.