Patience is a virtue

I can be extremely impatient at times. Especially when it comes to getting something new.

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When I want something, I want it. Now. Do you get that annoying feeling inside of you when you want something really bad? That is me, most of the time. As a kid, I used to pester my parents until I get what I want. Now, I suppress the feeling but it’s still there. It’s odd, I am fine waiting forever for public transportation. I don’t like it, but I can bear it.

I need to learn patience. I need to learn to wait.

Thing is, I know I am going to get it, sooner or later. But the problem is I want it sooner rather than later. It is such a horrible feeling!!!

In Genesis, Jacob waited SEVEN YEARS for Rachel’s hand in marriage. And it only seemed like a few days to him because of his love for her. (Genesis 29:20)

Seven YEARS. That’s 84 months, 30 660 days, 735 840 hours.
I’m finding it hard to wait one month.

Then again, there is more glory in being patient than being impatient.

Hebrews 11:36 – For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

Being patient has its rewards and it is always worth being patient. In today’s world, we are so used to getting every instantly. There is instant everything! We want everything fast and straight away. Note to self: slow down, smell the roses, stop chasing after things unnecessarily. We have fast food, instant noodles, fast internet. There’s a drive-thru everything. To have things ‘to-go’. So we can accomplish more, is that it?

Sigh. I need to learn to be patient. Why?

Because.

Patience is a virtue.

ON A LESS SERIOUS NOTE, I have been listening to Darren Ashley’s music recently. Darren Ashley is a Malaysia-based musician. His style is known as electro-pop. But, he experiments with everything. Check out his soundcloud for a sample of his music. Songs to check out: ‘Breathe In’, ‘Far Out’, ‘Morning Breeze’. The first two are more electro-pop and ‘Morning Breeze’ is more acoustic-based.

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He is uber talented. And he was featured in The Star’s Rage column somewhere in 2012.
I totally recommend him to those of you who are looking for something new to listen to.

The Malaysian music scene is getting better and better. To be honest, I am excited to see what our music industry will be like in a few years time. I bet it’s gonna be good! Malaysia boleh 😉

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