Then I started.
After 20 minutes I was checking Facebook. I yelled at myself profusely for this pittance of an effort, then attempted to work again.
Too late. My focus was shot. After 20 minutes.
So pitiful that it was all I had. Are you kidding me?
You see, probably like most of you, I have been technoligized and internet assaulted. My brain does NOT have the ability to function on one thing and only one thing at a time.
I’m a ten tabber. At least. Not to mention the numerous sticky notes and other programs open simultaneously on my desktop. They keep my Things To Do list company.
Focus on one thing? THAT would be a luxury.
And yet, that’s exactly what I think of when I consider the word “meditate”. Let something, one thing, ruminate around your brain. Think about it so long and so deeply you digest into your soul and it becomes a part of who you are.
Like sucking on a Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper jawbreaker. You just can’t bite it – at least without completely destroying your teeth. I know. I’ve tried. I like them. I’m just impatient.
But a Gobstopper changes colors and flavors as you work through the different layers. If you could just chew it up, you’d miss all that.
Meditating is a lot like that. It’s the savoring of the passage, letting it have its way with your heart until it has done its work.
Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.”
Did you catch the layers? Meditation on God’s Word causes us to obey, be prosperous and have success. That’s some pretty good layers.
Don’t miss it today. There’s no shortcut to success, which is in the middle. Slow your mind and body down enough today to enjoy each flavor.