I just can't stand it when I lose something! It drives me nuts. The sad thing is I lose stuff all the time. Connection? I think not. My being nuts as nothing to do with all the lost things in my life…. well, maybe a little.
Back to my problem with losing things. If I misplace something I'll tear the house down trying to find it. It doesn't matter what if I'm looking for my favorite capris or a pack of breath mints. Value or usefulness is not in this equation, I just want to find it. Whatever it may be.
I wish I were this diligent about people who drift out of my life.
I don't turn over every leaf looking for you. I don't tear through drawers and search through closets. I may make a call or send a card, but I usually do nothing. It's not that I don't care. I do. It's that I'm so caught up in my life that I just don't take the time to invest in looking.
Maybe I should spend more time seeking out lost people and less time worried about where I put that pack of gum.
Mary, Isn’t that what the world screams?! Things, things, things. The man at the end of the game with the most stuff wins? I am so with you on this journey. Am loving discovering “His image” in His creation which He made to enjoy. I so want to learn to shed the deception that gather and maintaining stuff is more fulfilling than the life and growth of Him in others. “People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. Why in this world do we love things and use people?”
You’re not alone (didn’t we “meet” after a post you wrote about post-its and such?).
I was just looking for a misplaced cover for a video that we checked out from the library last night and your post made me think…..Do I look for those who need to know that they are never alone and there is a Savior who loves them? Thank you for your honesty.
In regards to midplaced people I think we all need to be a little more like the Shepherd who left the 99 sheep he had to go search for that one little sheep that wandered away. We get so caught up in our world we forget there’s someone out there that wandered away. They are so very important to the Father and should be to us if we are truly seeking to become like Him. So forget the gum go find that lost person!
This is good. Guilty of the same thing. B
Wow this is good. I have felt so convicted lately concerning not only long, lost friends, but long, lost family. I have over 70 cousins scattered across the US and I have only kept in touch with them every couple of years. Gosh, that shouldn’t be.
Thanks for a kick in the rear. I think I know where to start looking: Facebook!!!
Well…I have been there…looking…and I’d be mighty glad to tell you about it…if I could remember what it was…mmmm
This had some REAL meat in it!
Thanks for the kick in the seat! I needed it!
Most of my friends lost me when I became a Christian! I don’t think they are looking for me either. 😉
But really, you make a valid point. I need to pay more attention to people than to my schedule – and I think that applies, too. Thanks for the post.
Guilty as charged! Funny because the reason I popped over is because I’ve been neglecting my blog buddies..lol
i wish i could say something meaningful like – i’m glad i found your blog. i won’t lose it. etc etc – but i’m not sappy like that. so i’ll just stick with…
i have your gum.