Monday, November 15, 2010

~ Monday Musings ~

Scattered Thoughts

Today, my thoughts are rather scattered. I'm yielding it to the fact that I haven't been feeling well lately. Last Tuesday and Wednesday, I suffered with a stuffy head, weighed down like a cement block had formed inside. Friday, I woke at 1:00 in the morning to an upset stomach. After crawling back into bed, I prayed it was only something I ate and not the stomach bug. Yesterday, I spent the day on the couch, not feeling well enough to move. I slept half the day away. And today, I've got a scratchy, irritable throat, congestion has progressed from my head to my chest, and I am surprised I'm not still sleeping on my couch...I guess it's time to see the doctor, before it gets worse.

So, my thoughts aren't streamlined and focused on any one particular thing this morning. I'm considering all I'm getting behind on, being couch-ridden for a day or more. I'm thinking about the upcoming holidays and all the bills that need paying. I'm thinking about what God is doing in our lives at this point in time. I'm wishing I had more to send out right now in hopes of finding a place on the pages of a magazine. I'm considering my Memoir, which I've been plugging away at and getting the rough draft done for NaNoWriMo. I'm thinking of people, friends and family, who I miss and look forward to seeing again very soon. I'm pondering taking my own mini-vacation and getting away for a weekend. I'm wondering if my husband would let me go, if I asked him nicely? I'm looking forward to an opportunity I have next month to share my skills and serve a family I don't even know. 

Yet, despite all of my scattered thoughts, floating around like the autumn leaves falling from the trees, they land in one place at the end. Jesus. As Thanksgiving nears, my thoughts consistently turn to God and all He has done and all He is to me. I can see His hand in everything happening in my life. I know He has orchestrated the events and meetings along the way. I know He has a plan for all of my scattered thinking. When I look to Him for the common thread in the tapestry of my mind, He will be there, shining His light on it. His truth will prevail.

I hope this all made sense. As I said, scattered....


  1. Made perfect sense to this scattered girl! Thanks for the reminder that my chaos makes sense to the One who orders my days :-)!

  2. I've had those scattered days lately too. But like you, I'm thankful for God's faithfulness with me, even when my thinking is scattered.


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