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Friday, January 14, 2022

Think About It

What Was I Thinking?
By
Pastor B.J. Knefley

What was I thinking? The answer to that question is, I wasn’t. It seems as if my mind took a vacation from my body, and I’m left to deal with the aftermath.

My week started like any other, but it didn’t end that way. I suppose I can contribute it to the events of the week. I was scheduled to have a medical procedure so there were preparations for that and then I had the side effects of the anesthesia. The anesthesia alone accounts for some of my mindless wanderings. I just didn’t know how much. One evening I was sitting down for dinner when I suddenly got a reminder on my phone that I was to be at a banquet of fellow pastors. Whoops! Missed that one. To top it off I’d already paid for the meal.

The good news is that I can contribute the memory issues and the loss of blocks of time to the consequence of the events of the week. That coupled with not keeping track of my calendar also contributed to it. In the end life will and does go on and I’m back to normal or at least as normal as I can be.

Sadly, there are some who don’t recover from their lapses of memory or their mindless wanderings. For them, these are real serious issues. I’ve seen it happen to friends and family members and it’s hard to deal with. Once full of life and laughter they suddenly find themselves on what seems like and endless loop of confusion. Distracted from the daily events they sometimes become stuck in a time warp of the past. Unable to move forward they slowly deteriorate. Their new normal is hard to embrace and yet finding ways to love them where they’re at is our only saving grace. 

As much as we might want them to return to their normal self, they won’t. Learning to love them in that place is hard. Ultimately life can be cruel, but it’s not the life that is the problem but rather how we deal with it. We need to remember that we have no control over what life dishes out, but we do have choices on how we navigate through it. Think about it. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Lord. What would life be like if we didn't have the musings of the good Pastor Knefley to start our day? Now I don't at times agree with his take on life in general, but his method of word crafting is always, and I mean always a delightful start for the day. "Think about it" for a moment"... The day just beginning, all's quiet in the house, a mug of hot coffee in hand and another good read from the master word crafter. It may not be as often as we'd like it to be, but when God created the good Pastor, he created a masterpiece.
Thank You Lord.

Anonymous said...

Well said pastor! Life is all about choices.