It is one of the hardest things to do.
When there is chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream in our freezer, it is nearly impossible.
When U2 releases a new album, it basically IS impossible.
What is it?
Self-control. Patience. Two of the most difficult words in the English language. How many of you struggle with them? Every couple weeks for the last two years I have been trolling the internet for hints and clues of when U2 is finally going to release their next album. Why is it taking so long? They are notoriously, maddeningly slow in releasing new stuff. It’s looking really good (see pie chart).
Then there is the peanut butter cup ice cream, made by Turkey Hill. I’ve had others which are good, but nothing compares to Turkey Hill’s version. We almost need a special locking freezer to keep it from disappearing in one night, with the raging metabolisms in our house. My wife bought some last night for our small group which is coming over tonight, and she had to give a stern warning about not touching the ice cream. I wonder if it worked… She had to leave the house today for a few hours, and I am at the office. There’s no telling the power of Turkey Hill Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream.
So as we prepare to study self-control and patience, how about you? Can you say “No!” to yourself? What areas are hardest for you to have self-control and patience?