It snuck up quietly, a little at a time. That’s the way some things happen. And we’re unaware until it’s too late (or almost). Like with my eyesight. I was convinced I could see. But truth is, I was going blind.
Taking a break can be refreshing in so many ways, especially during stressed, discouraging, or tiring times. Even enforced breaks, such as my recent blogging break was! What else could I do with no internet service?
Do you ever feel like you’re losing focus? Doesn’t it seem, in our modern times, that it’s harder and harder to stay focused, with so many things clamoring for attention?
Modern society is success oriented. But toward a success which is measurable, provable, and usually enviable. Successful businesses earn more money. Successful parents turn out children who become professionals, who in turn climb to the top of their profession. And successful writers publish best sellers.
Peter stepped out of the boat with reckless abandon, as Oswald Chambers puts it in My Utmost for His Highest.
Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me!Matthew 14:29-30 WEB
It starts earlier and earlier every year, the hype and commercialism. Christmas stuff and Halloween gore side-by-side in stores. Ads, articles, commercials and movies all conspiring, seemingly, to make us think we’re missing out on the perfect Christmas.