IN THE NEXT THREE SECONDS
In trying to succeed, most
of us often have temporary
setbacks or failures. Things
just don't go our way or the
way we planned.
When this has happened in
the past, we often became
frustrated, even irritated.
(Uh-oh, I sense a cuss word
coming on. Rats.)
Very recently, after breaking
my left wrist,and feeling out of
of sorts, the following thought
came into mind...
For the next three seconds, be still, think nothing. Lord,The next three seconds are totally yours
You loaned them to me to use for a short time.
I give them back to you to use as
you deem necessary.
I fill those three seconds with quietness,
serenity, and joyful thoughts and words,
such as thank you, Father, thank you Jesus,
thank you, Holy Spirit.
Don't get bogged down with counting seconds
or words. Thank God for whomever or whatever
you desire. This is an open ended meditation.
It may be used any time you wish. You may
think or speak praiseworthy words as they
come to mind, or you may be silent.
This exercise will remove negative
thoughts or words and replace them
with more congenial, calmer ones.
(First written on January 25, 2020)