Sunday, March 4, 2012

the panic pick

"Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the LORD is your life..." Deuteronomy 30:19-20

Striving to keep all the books in her basket, Mrs. For-sure brought a stack of panic picks to the checkout counter.  Closing the library for a week to host Book Fair was going to create a last minute panic for students on Wednesday -- the deadline for reaching reading goals at school.   In an effort to curtail failure with her students, Mrs. For-sure checked out numerous books covering all reading levels and genre.  She was prepared to ensure success for her unprepared students with an array of panic picks.

Have you ever been caught unprepared during a season in your life?  At times we see things unfolding and can even foresee the unfavorable or unwanted outcome.  Yet against better judgment, we postpone action and make quick, last minute decisions providing lame or empty results.  Panic picks... poor decisions in relationships, revenge, alienation, drugs, alcohol, excessive spending, mouthiness, etc.  I've had my share of panic picks, and none of them ever offered the relieve or comfort i needed.

Lord, When those tough and uncertain times arrive at my front door, help me to remember there is only one panic pick for me -- one that provides the strength, wisdom and comfort needed.  Father, You are my One and Only Panic Pick... all the time.   Picking You gives me life.

have a peace-filled day!

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