Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Think About It

Some days, I really envy men!

They have such an incredible ability to "compartmentalize" things. Schedules, difficulties, relationships, deadlines, work, family............everything has its own little box which stays neat and tidy with the door closed.

Men are absolute geniuses at keeping these various doors closed until time (and inclination) dictate that the issue be addressed. After the addressing is completed (for this particular time period), men exit the room, close the door and "Viola!" For all practical purposes, that issue no longer exists.

I get it! That's how God designed them!! That's how they function best!!! Yes, I get it - I just wish I could do that TOO.

(Can you tell I woke up very early this morning and have been wrestling in my mind with multiple issues that absolutely refuse to be coaxed, cajoled, shoved, pushed or otherwise persuaded back into "the room" so I can close the door?! Sigh.)

I suppose that's why there are so many scripture passages and so many great sermons on the topic of "Controlling Our Thoughts."
  • "Think on these things......."
  • "Let not your heart be troubled......."
  • "I will praise the Lord at all times......."
  • "You will keep us in perfect peace when our minds are focused on You......."
  • "Give thanks in all circumstances....."
  • "God knows our thoughts......."

Okay, sooooooo. I feel quite a bit better after listing just those few scriptures.

Maybe those are the tools God has highlighted with women (since he created us to experience things more on the feeling side of life) for the purpose of corralling and containing issues that would otherwise burst out at inopportune moments.

(Yes, that thought most certainly did require a run-on sentence. Smile.)

Hope your day is blessed with timely thoughts and peaceful ponderings!

1 comment:

  1. I think in this area God made us so different from men so we could remind them there are doors that need to be opened...and air out! :)