Let it be known that I do not sleep with my laptop or any other electronics with me. As a writer, I am fully aware that I am running the risk of losing the next great blog piece or some other novel idea by not keeping my tools of the trade at the ready. In fact, had I had a computer next to me this morning, you would be reading a completely different piece than the drivel I am currently writing.
This morning I had the perfect blog piece, it made so much sense, was full of so much wit it would have no doubt been one of my best ever. I lay there writing the intro, the body and the conclusion in my head and yes I will even admit I did emit an audible laugh in my sleep, my friend the piece was that good.
The sun was still well below the horizon when my feet hit the floor. I set about the day, making a note that when I have a moment I should write down this most excellent blog post. Well, I have to admit the day, like my dreamy blog post, got away from me.
I didn’t intend for this to happen. I meant to write the post on my lunch break, but instead spent it catching up on social media and the latest news. I meant to write when I got home from work, but it was time for supper, time to watch my dog aimlessly lick some random spot in the carpet. Then it was time to help my daughter with her homework, nighttime snack, make sure her teeth get brushed and the other various chores and routines that make life worth living.
I now sit in front of a nearly blank computer display trying desperately to remember what the genius of a blog post was all about. I think it had something to do with railroad tracks and Saint Joseph, nope that isn’t it maybe it was….nope that’s not it. Oh forget it too be honest I’m now more intrigued why my dog is fixated on that spot in the carpet than I am on remembering my blog post.
It’s not only blog posts that get away from us as we go about our daily lives. I often find all to often it too easy to forgo prayer. I mean I intend to spend time with God, I’ll do it just as soon as I finish this report, or once teeth are brushed or once this episode of “insert show title here” is over with. How easy it is to keep sliding communion with God down our to do list, but don’t let it slip too far down on your list.
Prioritize your time to include time in prayer. God desires a relationship with you, isn’t it time you desired the same?