Lyrics, music, and simply words in general inspire me. I never know when this is going to happen; but when it does, I pay attention and contemplate. I don’t take lightly what could be God’s way of reaching down and encouraging me.
The most recent opportunity I had to “pay attention” was last weekend. I certainly shouldn’t have tried to complete that physically challenging task of putting the wash cloths in the hamper. Alas, the pain in my lower back took me to my knees. After three days of continuing to work both jobs and barely getting across the street back home from one of them, I went to see my brother-in-law, the chiropractor. He made some amazing adjustment cracking it back in the same way it “cracked” out then proceeded to give me strict orders to do nothing for 24 hours or so. The 24 hours of time just happened to be a Sunday with no work scheduled and a friend just happened to have rented the movie “Secretariat.” I took doctor’s orders, stayed on the couch the entire day starting first with watching Joel Osteen’s broadcast and then watching Secretariat four times! Typically I don’t watch movies – don’t have the time and usually fall asleep, which makes them a waste of time. I could not ignore the message that kept resounding back at me. This blog could go on forever, and you would most certainly tire of reading – so I will end with only one encouraging phrase that has now become a part of my dream wall, no – I will not live the rest of my life in regret. Do everything you can to win and live with it if you can’t.
Is your antenna up or will you have to be brought to your knees to pay attention?
Shirley D. White says
Hey Debra, you are correct! We all should pay very close attention, guessing we might miss something. Not knowing everyone’s situation, we can learn alot from our family members, friends and co-workers. Love reading your articles, keep up the good work. Thanks Shirls