Friday, February 26, 2016

Trying to Remember

Have you ever walked into a room and been unable to remember what you walked in there for? Perhaps you’ve been in mid-conversation and suddenly lost the train of thought you were once confidently following. Maybe it becomes the niggling thought in our brain of something we told ourselves we needed to remember and now can’t recall.

The truth is we forget things all the time. If we recognize this we will start to combat forgetfulness with reminding behaviors. I’ve been known to carry a notepad to write things down, leave myself voicemails, send emails to myself, and use Evernote to capture thoughts and ideas before they slip away. Some people’s memory’s are stronger than others, but we all have to figure out ways to keep track of things that matter.

The same is true in our relationship with God. We hit moments of difficulty and wonder how we can make our way through it even though we’ve been delivered in the past. We struggle maintaining focus in our daily routines because we’ve forgotten about the day-to-day strength God has promised to provide. I think it’s one of the reasons God constantly gives us reminders of what He has already done. The power of the past slips from our memory as we move farther away from that momentous event. Stirring up memorable thoughts of what matters most is our best way to fight the slow fade of forgetfulness.

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