Have you ever watched a real-life situation play out in slow motion. Put in a helpless state, you’re a spectator only the issue isn’t fiction, it’s reality. (And not the TV kind.)
I saw an accident the other day. Thankfully, it wasn’t a serious one, but I saw it set up as sat in traffic. I saw the initiator and the victim drawing close to one another. I couldn’t even stop staring long enough to honk my horn, though it wouldn’t have likely done much good. In snail mode, one card proceeded into the intersection from a blind point of view and got crunched from another blind car (short) that had a gap in front of it.
I experience that same sensation when my day starts on top of me. You know how it is. The alarm doesn’t go off (or worse, it does and I turn it off in my subconscious state). Jerked from my sleepiness, I jump into the biggest priority with a nod that I’ll get to the incidentals – breakfast, shower, etc. – when I get to a break.
Oh, and my quiet time, too. Yeah.
No really. I will after …
And then …
But I forgot …
Soon, I’m completely distracted. Even when I do get a break, since I’m online, there’s always another email. Another marketing meme I need to make. Another blog post I need to write, or book to review, or revision on my manuscript, or or or … You get the picture.
I’ve seen my quiet time float away. The Lord has put it on my mind again and again, but there’s always something. There always will be something.
I have to stop – make that decision to walk. My relationship with my Father is too important to let my pressing matters intervene.
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