As people of today's culture, we don't exactly accept the idea of delayed gratification. Our world teaches us that if we want something we should look to enjoy it immediately. So we microwave our food, e-mail our letters, and express mail our packages. We do our best to say goodbye to the restrictions of time by hurrying our schedules and doing whatever it takes to beat the clock. You most likely know how I feel. How do you respond when you have to wait in line? Do you patiently wait your turn, or do you tap your toe and try to rush the experience? This "Do it right NOW" mentality has greatly affected the timing of today's relationships. May it be dating, friendship or what have you, It is being changed by this. Why do we all insist on living this way? I think we receive the immediate gratification idea because we have forgotten the biblical principle of seasons.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace" Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Josh Harris has said: "Just as springs roll is different from that of fall, so each of the seasons of our lives has a different emphasis, focus, and beauty. One is not better that the other; each season yields it's own unique treasures. We cannot skip ahead to experience the riches of another life season any more than a farmer can rush the spring. Each season builds on the one before it."
Thus I can firmly state: The right thing at the wrong time is the wrong time and meant for another life season.