For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
II Corinthians 4:17
Just A Moment
We've all heard those three little words that make our hearts race, our palms sweat, and our blood pressure rise. No, I am not speaking of "I love you," but some words which don't bring any lovely feelings to mind. "Just a moment," are three words that are very misleading most of the time. If you should call for a prescription refill, "Just a moment" If you should ever make the mistake of calling Wal Mart and asking if a certain item is in stock, "Just a moment." The moment most always turns to minutes as music is forced upon your captive listening ear.
As you listen to pop, soul, and rock 'n roll you soon realize the person who told you, just a moment, obviously lied. At that moment you can do one of two things - enjoy the music while you wait, or slam the phone down and feel very frustrated.
Thinking positively, perhaps the one who said, "Just a moment," doesn't really know what a moment is. Ignorance is bliss to them for our holding on and on doesn't seem to bother them one little bit as they come back in fifteen minutes and say, "Are you still there?"
What is a moment? It is an indefinitely short period of time, sometimes thought to be an instant, a second, or a twinkling. Nope, the just a moment people, don't know this definition, or maybe just don't care for lying.
In Psalms, we read that a lying tongue is but for a moment. Perhaps we should pass this scripture on to all those who tell us, "Just a moment."
While I was on hold listening to some of this music myself the other day, I heard an old song that made me remember some moments from long ago.
Each day has twenty-four hours and many, many moments in which we make memories. Moments no matter how brief are often what are most remembered at the end of the day. If we spend all our time letting little annoyances get to us, we won't have any moments left to make little memories that count.
And remember a happy moment is coming one day, which will make every other happy moment we have ever had pale in comparison.