What is it about ordering things online that is so exciting? Here's how I see it. See, we search online for the item of our hearts desire--books, clothes, presents, furniture, accessories, sports equipment, food, etc. Then, we press that 'commit to buy' button and send off our order. Now, we wait and the waiting and excitement--even for the seemingly non important items--builds up and we think, "Hey, I've got a package coming to me--cool!" I mean, for real, who doesn't like getting mail? And sometimes you forget about it as soon as you press 'order' and then a couple days later you find a package in the mail and it bumps up your day a few notches--at least at the moment.
Or perhaps you are like me and you have things planned--dates, events, dinners, vacations, movies, etc. that you look forward to. However, sometimes more than looking forward to them, you make them the focus of your day/week/month. You think, "well, if I just make it through the next couple of days, I have that dinner with my best friend comin up and that will be so fun", or, "I have that big bonus comin to me, so I just need to make it until then.
It's the "I've got it comin" syndrome.
I'm ashamed to say, I am a victim of the syndrome myself. Finding things to look forward to, whether a soon arriving online purchase or a date with the husband or girlfriends. Planning much of my happiness and joy around the things I've got comin to me, rather than what is already in front of me. The plain 'ol "I've got it's".
Is it so hard to live a life content and joyful in the moment without for a minute looking to the next thing to bring us our temporary high? Why must the thought of a package or a dinner date bring us more excitement than the gift of another breath we have been given?
Maybe I'm the only one in this boat, but I'm sure there are a few other souls out there who feel the same. Should we never look forward to the packages, dates, vacations, days off, etc? Heck no! But, we should be quick to stop ourselves from letting the fleeting "I've got it comin's" from directing our joy in life.
Now if you want an "I've got it comin'"--lets talk about Heaven. Can I get an Amen! up in here?! :) Um, Hello, that's a pretty dang big deal to look forward to. Perfection. Happiness. Holiness. Angels. Worship. Love. Jesus! Heaven is a pretty big deal folks and its OK to have the syndrome for this one. This would be favorable in God's eyes--would it not? For us to live our lives wholeheartedly excited for what we got comin to us. To run--no--sprint towards it. My package in the mail gets womped by this sucker. Dinner dates with the husband (sorry Curtis!) just cannot compare. We don't even have to pay (money) for this one! Jesus just gifted us the biggest "I've got it comin" ever! No shipping and handling for this one. Nope. There will be waiting, but we should get excited about it. Giddy even, go for it.
"There is plenty of room for you in my Father's home. If that weren't so, would I have told you that I'm on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I'm on my way to get your room ready, I'll come back and get you so you can live where I live. And you already know the road I'm taking." Thomas said, "Master, we have no idea where you're going. How do you expect us to know the road?" Jesus said, "I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me" --John 14:2-6 (the message)
I've got it comin!.....Do you?