Leave it behind

cellphone.jpgMy cell phone goes with me wherever I go. Most of the time, that’s a good thing.

But there’s a downside. Sometimes, when I’m in the car, I just want to zone out, listen to music, and do very little else. I’ve been thinking all day. It’s time to just drive. But unless I act on it, there’s something nagging me the whole trip. I have a phone, there are people I should call, so I should be working!

Today, I forgot the phone at home. When I got into the car after church, it was great! I sat, I I listened, and I drove. It made it ok to focus here and now – in the moment – instead of on all the other things I could or should be doing.

Sometimes we need those same excuses in life. Maybe it’s an organization system. Maybe it’s just a mindset. But we need a way to feel it’s ok to focus where we are – to be present. I’ve got to take one thing at a time or nothing gets done. And through lots of “one things at a time,” a lot gets accomplished.

Maybe it’s time to leave the “cell phone” at home today. Without the “should” feelings, it’s easier to move forward in the moment.

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Leave it behind

One thought on “Leave it behind

  1. My campus pastor turns his phone off every night at 7:30pm. I give him the hardest time about that because I work late ALL THE TIME. Oftentimes I don’t sit down and church work until 10pm at night. It drove me nuts knowing that I couldn’t get him when I needed him.

    Then I realized how cool it is that he’s spending that time with wife/family. And I wished I was man enough to turn the cell phone off.

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