Whether it is due to a gradual increase of healthier menu items, poor employee training, or just an overall effort to address the number of consumer complaints from those who have received an incorrect order, drive-thru service at many of the nation’s largest restaurant chains are becoming slower than ever before.

According to a recent report published by QSR, a fast-food industry trade publication, drive-thru wait times have increased more over the past 2 years than the previous 20. And while nearly 70% of the 200 billion dollars the fast-food industry generates ever year is a result of drive-thru service, many restaurants are now preferring accuracy over speed, despite the frustration of some customers.

In an age when we are surrounded by products and services that are designed to make our lives move along faster, and at times, at our own command, what do you do when what you wanted to happen suddenly, takes a while?

One of the most powerful events recorded in scripture is found in the second chapter of Acts, where a total of 120 people, including eleven of Jesus’ disciples, had a divine encounter with the Holy Spirit, something Jesus had promised would occur before He ascended into Heaven.

On the day of Pentecost, all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. -Acts 2:1-2

What is remarkable about this passage of scripture, is not just what the Holy Spirit came to do in the lives of those people that day, but in fact how long they had to wait for Him to do it. The day of Pentecost, which many also recognize as the birthday of the local church, occurred 50 days after the death of Jesus.

A span of 50 days is not exactly what you and I would describe today as a sudden occurrence. Yet, for those that day who resisted the temptation to give up and wait for what God had promised them would come, their lives were forever changed.

If today you feel like your order with God is taking too long, or perhaps He is always asking you to pull forward and wait while He provides for someone else, take confidence that our God is a God of accuracy, not of speed.

Everything He promised, He will supply.

When Suddenly Takes A While

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