“I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.”
This week we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the internet. The world wide web as it was called early on did more than open up our ability to tap and consume any type of data, information or knowledge. The internet also recreated how we think of time. For the past 25 years, we have sped up. We search and find immediately. We consider what is slow and fast differently now than we did before the internet. And, I suspect that won’t change and that what we consider fast now, will look very slow 25 years from now. What does that mean for us as we think about our businesses? It means that we need to do our very best to look over the horizon and imagine what it might look and feel like to have to be right about our consumers choices and needs, before they even know they have them. Chew on that and see what it means for the future? But, chew fast!
God’s timing is hard to understand. We live in fast and faster and yet, He can move slowly in our lives, when we expect the answer “now”. A friend has been for month trying to hear God’s will, search for a job and be ready for an open career door that has not swung open yet. His blessing to me is that he can state confidently that with every day of waiting he draws closer to the dependence and grace of God, and for him, that is the gift of the slowing the time of his search.
Reference: Proverbs 8:17 (New Living Translation)