Smiles, you might be wondering where I am headed to with this. Just a minute longer, you will get an understanding of where I am heading to. 😉😁
So earlier today, I had to join a class on Zoom. It was close to the end of the session and the facilitator said “now we have come to the end of the class,……..”. And guess what I started seeing pop ups of people leaving the webinar room. And in my head I was like “I thought we were supposed to have four (4) quizzes in this particular class”. Guess my curious mind didn’t want to join the multitude. So I continued listening and in less than a minute after I had that thought, the facilitator then mentioned “… so we will be taking our last quiz now”. I couldn’t help the sorry feeling or wishful feeling that those that left a minute ago could have just waited for a little longer. That way they could have been able to take the last quiz for the class assessment. But then, they had left. So I could only wish yeah.
That few minutes experience gave me the idea of what we will be looking at this week.
Just a minute longer!
So have you had such similar experiences?, whereby just a minute of having a rethink on that action saved you from making the worst decision you can think of.
I can’t help but think of those who deal with anger. They call it Anger issues yeah. Maybe just a minute longer to take a deep breathe and have a rethink on what you heard the person say to you, could have saved you from denting your reputation over and over again. That you no longer have anyone to call a close friend, because everyone has learned to stay clear of your zone.
Just a minute longer!. It might seem like it’s just a mere 60 seconds. For someone who is slow in processing things, it means a lot. Really, It might seem rather insignificant to you now, but trust me it saves us from making rash decisions.
The mind is a space we need to not only let the Holy Spirit help us with, but we need to be conscious of what we allow linger in it.
There is this verse that always comes to mind whenever I reflect on this. It says:
“So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.”
Proverbs 4:23 TPT
We have to pay attention to what we allow our minds and hearts to dwell on even for a millisecond. Our heart is like a field and you will be surprised how receptive it is to the things we feed it with or plant in it.
⁃ What are your thoughts like?
⁃ What do you brood on every now and then?
⁃ What determines the kind of decisions you make? Your feelings at that moment? Or is it His words; His counsel in you?
I want us to sincerely ask ourselves these questions. We can’t go far if all we feel is what we act out. We need to grow beyond our feelings and yes this likewise applies to me.
If I had acted on all of my feelings. I would be very miserable right now. I would have made some costly decisions and regretted it. And what happens after? Nothing! because regrets doesn’t fix it or neither will it bring back the relationships lost due to the words you said. Neither will it set before you again those opportunities you threw away just because you weren’t feeling it anymore! 😥
I pray that we will take a minute longer to brood and meditate on these words.
May His words light up our inside and make us better in all areas of our lives. Amen 🙏🏻
Happy new week to you and yours. God bless you now and always. Amen 🙏🏻
Happy International women’s day to you, dear reader. You are beautiful inside and out. 🙍🏼♀️❤️
P.S: Thank you once again for the showers of love, as I turned silver yesterday. Silver, literarily though. I’m still human. 😁
Thanks for making it mind-blowing. ❤️