BANANAS! How could someone flip over something so silly?
We’ve ALL been there! If I’m honest, I was there today. The tiniest things were getting on my last nerves. I’ve had little sleep the past few nights (my own fault), I have an overwhelming to-do list that I’m trying to finish and we are going out of town for a few days. It’s been rush, rush, rush and very little time lingering with my Father.
I have been able to feel the difference – the difference in knowing that the less time I spend with my heavenly Father, the less patience I have for everyone and the situations around me. It’s also a pretty good indicator that I’m running out of my ability to continue like this when Brian says things like, “I believe it might be good for you to go take a really long bath or just do SOMETHING.”
It reminds me of a quote that I love from Lysa TerKeurst:
Remember – we must exchange whispers with God before shouts with the world.
I want to remember this everyday. I know the difference lingering with Him can make in my life. I need that. I crave that. I crave to be the person that it makes me – more understanding, more patient, more loving.
The trouble with humans is that when we are already idling high, it doesn’t take but the slightest provocation for the banana to really hit the fan. When we’re burdened with fatigue or frustration, things often get worse before they get better. Sometimes we don’t gain clarity on our condition until we suffer a personal Armageddon over produce. (Interrupted pg 47)
So, I guess the fact that I’m sitting here at 2am doing laundry and writing this blog puts me in that same category of being burdened with fatigue, huh?
Taking care of your everyday life and absorbing a new perspective on your worldview can be a bit overwhelming.
It can be…well…uncomfortable.
Did I really pray for this? Hmmmmm
Yep. I sure did.
When things seem out of control, beyond my ability to fix – that’s usually when God has me exactly where He wants me. I can’t rely on my own skills and abilities – I must fully rely and trust on Him for this path on the less traveled road.
I’m so glad you’re here. I pray that today you make time to linger with Him and that it makes all the difference.
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