Discovering what love is one day at a time
My husband went on a hunting trip a while back, and met a man at the place he was staying with a joy for hearing his own voice. He was a storyteller with an accent from Alabama. One of the things that he remembers from their conversation is the gentleman saying,” Them buffalos is BI-IIIG!"
This just got me to be thinking about our minds, and how easily we can be buffaloed by the circumstances surrounding us. Some synonyms for buffaloed are deceive, con, fool, mislead, and trick. We all have weak areas in our hearts and minds, and it is important for us to recognize when life gets larger than what we can process; when we can’t see past the circumstance, or have hope for the tomorrow, that we have been buffaloed.
For me, when that happens it is because, I have let a thought paired with an emotion run rampant through my mind. It starts out as a gentle wind of thought that makes sense, but is not a pure or noble thought. Once it is paired with the emotion surrounding the circumstance, I then start to give excuse for my mind to hang out in that neighborhood…And there are many other crazy winds of thoughts that start to blow by. That’s usually when there is a glimmer of a break in the clouds in my mind and I can see to get out of dodge… and sometimes not. When I won’t see the glimmer of the break in the clouds and get out of dodge, my insides are like a tornado…miserable, stormy, and hopeless. I have been deceived into believing that my circumstances are not fixable, and that it never is going to change. A little dramatic wouldn’t you say? Yet, in that moment when the clouds part and I can see the path out, I may not feel hope, or even see the desired outcome. However, I know where I want to go, and know where I do not want to be: and I press forward in that clearing even though I do not feel like it.
Praying that today the Word of God is larger than life in our hearts, minds and spirits, and that we would stay resting in His love and care for us, that we may not be buffaloed by any circumstance, and that our God in our hearts , minds and spirits would be BI-IIIG!
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. We have two young men ages 19 and 13.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.