So I was thrilled when, on Wednesday of this week, two days before it was due, I thought of the perfect addition to my What’s the Deal With series. It was funny and something you would immediately relate to. I could see you LOL-ing and sharing it on Facebook and telling your friends about it. I said the topic out loud several times in order to remember it. I was excited! This was the best topic yet!If you think I could remember it later, you’re much younger than I am. A measly few hours later, I couldn’t recall it. I was in the car when the thought first came to me, and I decided I wouldn’t risk life and limb trying to find my phone or a piece of paper and a pen while driving.
And, of course, when I got to my destination in just a few minutes, I had totally forgotten it, let alone writing it down.For the last 2 days, I have prayed mightily that the good Lord would whisper that topic to me. And for the last 2 days, I have been listening mightily. I’ve been rather distracted no matter what I’ve been doing. I could barely call bingo at the assisted living facility where my mother has an apartment. I’m terrible at multi-tasking, so listening while calling bingo was a particularly difficult challenge.
But, apparently, the Lord is keeping it to Himself.And He has every right to do that. Don’t get me wrong, here. I believe that every good thought I have, whether about writing or something else, is from Him. And He has His reasons for not sharing this particular thought with me again. At least not for now.
The good news is that when the thought comes to me the next time, I will not even recognize it as anything I’ve heard before because I will have forgotten that I forgot it the first time.And so, my favorite reader, I confess these things to you because I want you to know this: Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.
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