Thursday, January 16th
This past weekend I had my sister and niece over for dinner to celebrate my niece’s recent birthday. My niece was telling me about having her dog micro-chipped while at the veterinarian for another surgical procedure. She said she was going to take the cat and get her micro-chipped.
I asked what the purpose of that was. She said, so if they get lost and are found, they can be taken to any veterinarian’s office or shelter. They can be scanned so the vet will know where they belong. I said well at the rate I’ve been going lately I think you should take me and have me micro-chipped.
It wasn’t 10 minutes later my sister asked me to reheat the corn. I picked up the bowl, opened the refrigerator and while placing the bowl on the shelf, realized that wasn’t the microwave. I looked at my niece and said, do you see what I mean about the need to be micro-chipped.
We had a good laugh…….well at least the two of them had a good laugh.
What is mind wandering? Webster’s dictionary states it is to move about without a fixed course, aim or goal; go idly about; to follow a winding course; to go astray.
I was traveling to a speaking engagement recently and had entered the destination in my GPS.
The GPS alerted me to road work and even signs indicated there was a detour. However, I decided I knew better because my exit was before the detour.
Unfortunately, that was not the case and I had to detour through town. I became anxious because this was delaying my arrival. After several turns and winding roads, I arrived at my destination with a couple of minutes to spare.
During my drive back home I began to think about how the GPS issue related to my spiritual walk with God. I was reminded of how many times I ask God for direction, yet when He gives it to me, I decide I know a better way. I can get there quicker if I take a different route I tell myself. Can I tell you that quicker is not always better?
When we choose to do things our way, in our time, we can almost always be assured of unnecessary delays and bumps in the road. That is not to say we won’t eventually reach our destination but, the journey to get there could have been a much smoother and nicer ride.
God knows and wants what is best for His children. I continue to challenge myself daily to trust Him more. Will you?
“Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2
“Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8
Until next week……..Don’t forget to smile!