Don’t Let Your Mind Kidnap You

Recently I have been thinking about and planning for Easter dinner. I had settled on a Victorian themed Easter so after some research on the computer for my table scape and how I wanted our Easter celebration to look this year I headed out on a shopping trip looking for those special items that would work so perfectly with my Victorian Easter theme. I spent some time in my favorite TJ Maxx store and as I headed out with my treasures I saw my car from a distance and headed toward it. As I got closer I noticed an unusually long scratch dent along the passenger side of my fairly new car. Of course I was just so upset as I thought someone had hit my car as I was so obliviously shopping unaware of the assault my car was enduring and of course the more I thought about this the more angry I became. My thoughts went something like this “Who would do such a thing?” “How could anyone be so careless and thoughtless as to hit my car and just take off like that?” As my anger grew into fuming at this so totally insensitive, uncaring, unfeeling person who could do such a thing; I looked up away from examining the dent and lengthy scratch to the inside of my car and nothing within it was recognizable to me. Slowly the realization came to me that this was not my car. It was the same exact color and model but clearly the things inside did not belong to me. I felt like Emily Litella “Never mind.” lol

Of course with that God reminds me that sometimes we can be so close to a situation that we cannot see it objectively. We need to step back and get the whole picture. It is oh so important to have all the information before rendering a verdict. How often we can jump to the wrong conclusions without all the information.

James 1:5 If anyone lacks wisdom let him ask of God who gives to all liberally without reproach, and it will be given to him. Wisdom would certainly give us the information we need before we allow our minds to run away with us. I must admit if I’m not spending the time I need with the Lord my mind is off and running taking me right along with it before I even know what has happened. Maybe that happens to you as well. Thank goodness we have a loving and forgiving Father who allows us to get back on track with Him when we have been kidnapped by our minds. lol

Thank you Father for teaching me. I so need it everyday.

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  1. valerie bay says:

    This so powerful Beth and true:]
    Praise God for opening our eyes and ears to His truth!!
    love you,

    March 19th, 2013
  2. Beth says:

    Thanks Valerie. I’m so glad God has a sense of humor as well and we can laugh at ourselves and learn at the same time. ;)

    March 19th, 2013
  3. Joyce K says:

    This reminds me of the time I lost my car. It was at Christmas time. The parking lot was full;it was the end of the day after shopping for gifts for hours. The fatigue and panic became overwhelming. After praying, taking a few deep breaths and getting my mind back on the “reason for the season”, I found the car. Every day life can kidnap our minds, but turning our thoughts to our Father canget us back on track.

    March 21st, 2013
  4. Beth says:

    So glad you could relate Joyce. We have to work really hard not to let our minds kidnap us. lol Thanks for sharing. ;)

    March 25th, 2013

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