TODAY THE WORDS are PAUSE BUTTON. When the electronic devices came out with the ability to pause, they intrigued me. For some reason I found it a wonderful feature to pause some movie or audio in midstream and when I wanted to resume or restart it; I could. Now it is commonplace and I am sure the younger generation never give it a second’s thought as they were introduced to this technology as the normal process to pause a video, leave to do something. and come back to it without losing one’s place or miss some action. As I usually do when a thought comes to me; I take it to our everyday life and think about how this feature can or cannot not apply to our everyday life. So let’s see how a pause button could work in day to day living. Okay, we could have paused the tax deadline, but if we paused that day; we couldn’t do the other necessary tasks either. We would have to hit resume without any possible changes and we would be at the same place with the same problems or issues as before we hit pause. Let’s think about other things we could think about pausing….School, work, housework, marriage, children, or even death? These parts of our life can be stressful if we allow it and it may be enticing to think “If only we could pause this until I catch my breath”; and maybe I could make more money, settle down, grow stronger in my faith, etc. I had a deeper thought on this……Life has no pause button and this can be a good thing for us. Instead of thinking about pausing life; let’s decide to click the resume button in our brains and get back into life with vigor and stamina. We see the “fast moving” make it happen people who are moving at a great pace and accomplishing so much in a small amount of time. There is no thought of pausing and definitely not stopping on their minds. So many people apparently have pushed a mental “pause” button and have technically put their lives on hold. They use statements like I hurt so badly; I don’t feel like going; I don’t have the money to do anything; I don’t like my life; yadda, yadda, yadda. If everyone who has been successful had used these excuses; nothing would have happened. Life is for the living so what are we doing by hitting the pause button in our minds! Remember Life doesn’t have a pause button and if you are clicking it in your mind; Life will pass you by! Live life; love life; and love life to the fullest!
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
John 10:10 ESV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
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