Thursday, October 27, 2011

Night Musings

When I was trying to fall asleep last night, I had the perfect blog post formulated! It was witty and insightful. It was thought-provoking. But for the life of me now, in the cold light of day, I can't remember a word of it.

I wish I could say this has happened to me only once. But sadly, it is a common occurrence. A friend has told me to carry a note book to write down these ideas whenever genius(her word, not mine)strikes. Unfortunately, said genius never strikes while I am in possession of a piece of paper and pen - or near my computer for that matter. I would call it "writers block" but that might imply that I consider myself a writer!

And so, here I sit at my computer trying to put another paragraph together to wrap this up. The phone rang...it is the eye doctor. Caleb's glasses are in. I need to order myself a new pair as well. Oh, and I have to go and pick up that flute at the music store. Gotta remember to call the bank, too. Maybe I should make chili for supper. With rice or biscuits, not sure. Oh, but I don't have any flour for biscuits maybe I should go to the grocery store...

ohhh...I think I've found my problem.

At night, once that light is turned off and the day is put to bed, I can finally hear myself think. Thoughts that just flirted with my conscience mind during the day, but remained "un-thought", come to the forefront. I have a chance to think through and pray over those things. Clarity comes to me in those quiet moments before blessed sleep arrives.

Unfortunately, for me that quietness only happens at night. I don't think that is a good thing. Days are filled with the "tyranny of the urgent" that only has 18 hours to be accomplished in and there is no time for quiet reflection.

And if there is no time for my own thoughts, you can be sure that there is no time to hear the thoughts the Lord has for me.

Those are the thoughts that really matter. His thoughts, informing my thoughts. Bringing me into intimacy and relationship with Him as I learn to think His thoughts...

I think I'll wrap this blog up and go take some quiet time to be with Him...I am sure you won't mind.

2 comments:

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

I have the same problem. Love that phrase, "tyranny of the urgent."

Jennifer said...

Hmmm, my 'genius' thoughts come to me in the shower or when I'm running, both places I have no business bringing a paper and pen. Could it be that God does it on purpose so I don't interrupt Him with MY ideas on His thoughts?

I should really pay closer attention. I liked your post, I'm glad it's not just me!