One morning last week, I was slammed  with an early breakfast, followed by a trip to the dentist and a hospital visit. When I got to my office, I was way off my normal schedule. I sat at my desk, mentally going through the things I needed to do next. I got them all clear in my mind to the point where I felt like I had a workable plan and then it hit me. “Dang, I’ve got to spend some time with God too!” That is the exact thought I had — my bad! Normally, I am especially faithful with that part of my day; but that morning, timing had not allowed for my regularly scheduled one on one with Him.

Alone in my office, I was immediately embarrassed by my crass reaction to the realization that, in my haste to get “caught up”, I had forgotten my  meeting  with the One who created me, saved me, radically loves me and provides for my every need. The truth is, my reaction showed me once again what a work in progress I remain. Why did I react with such an ungrateful attitude?  If I believe what I preach, which I do, how could I possibly let a hectic day short circuit my connection to the Lord? What if I had been scheduled to hook up with Coach Whisenhunt, Jake Locker or even CJ? Would I have forgotten? Would those have elicited a “dang” too?  What do you think?  I asked for and accepted His forgiveness and I thanked Him for this teachable moment.

He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust.  Psalms 103:12-14 (NLT)

Something to think about


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