There are so many people waiting for God to answer prayer. Some are waiting on God for direction in finances. Some for direction in ministry. Some for direction in relationships. Some are wanting for God to provide a home, car, or other things. No matter what the prayer is, there seems to be a “waiting” period. Unlike fast food restaurants, God usually doesn't serve up a fast prayer answer. In the United States we have so much at our fingertips, including food, Google, the internet, and most everything else. What took years for our parents to afford, young people expect to have the same things overnight. Instant gratification has become many’s daily bread. Debt has increased in our country, and bankruptcies are at an all time high. I am sure there are many reading this that can relate to all of this. How do we change this? Where do we get off the merry-go-round? The answer may sound simple, but it is discipline. We have to learn to tell ourselves no when we yearn to jump. We have to examine ourselves daily to see if we are lacking in patience, and repent. We need to spend time in prayer, asking God what His plan is, and then waiting until He gives us an answer. A healthy life is a disciplined life. It is easy to say, but it is a goal that we have to determine to do. Our flesh must be under the direction of our spirit. I remember an old commercial that said “you’ve come a long way baby”. It indicated that a woman was free from anything but being able to be herself and smoke a cigarette. I wonder if she considered lung cancer??? Many feel that the way of God is outdated. I would be the first to say that God’s way is always the best way. We may learn that lesson the hard way, but in the end we find it to be true. Let’s be determined that with God’s help that we can change. I want to be the one to say I’ve come a long way from the old nature, and am walking in the spirit. How about you? Be blessed to be a blessing!