Sometimes when I am writing, my mind wanders. Our washer and dryer had to be replaced and that set off a chain reaction of needed repairs. First, we needed new vents and electrical. Then, Jim decided that this would be a good time to have our dryer vent cleaned. And, of course, the vent-cleaning people discovered that the vent on the roof is rusted allowing water to flow down the line, saturating the lint, and making is difficult to float up the vent and outside. Now a roofer is coming. What started as a simple replacement of old appliances is now a major money-draining-from-our-pocket hassle. And so as I try to write, my mind keeps floating up to the clouds somewhere, which is where I wish our lint was going.
As you read this message, is your mind wandering? Do you have difficulty concentrating? Occasionally, more often than I would like to admit, while doing Bible study, I realize that I have read an entire passage and it has just been words—entering my mind and floating off somewhere—and instead of understanding the message, my mind if being attacked by random thoughts such as, “I wonder. . . I wonder if I turned the burner off when I scrambled my eggs. I wonder if I should wear a sweater to work.” What is capturing your mind today? Is it worry? Focus! Colossians 3:2 tells us to “set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.” And peace will rule in your heart.
Struggling to keep my mind on what I am doing.
Lord, help me, I pray,