The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now. (Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker)
We live in a generation of “me first” and “right now” people. Some of us have not outgrown our behavior as kindergartners when we always had to be first at the drinking fountain. And, like children, we still want our desires fulfilled immediately. Delayed gratification is a trait of adulthood and maturity that some of us have not achieved yet. But, it’s past time to grow up!
When I was a child . . . I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me (1 Corinthians 13:11).