As I write, I have a radio station streaming in the background. It’s not my usual way. I prefer the quiet, not distracted by lyrics, commercials, or kind d-jays with weather and traffic reports, while creating stories on my screen. But today I feel a need of a distraction from the more annoying sound of a loud, whirring fan that voices from my laptop.
After fiddling with controls to try to silence it, and after a few restarts hoping it would just go away, I have given up and relented to creating a distraction from the irritation.
Yet, instead of a distraction I now have more interruption AND a hissing, irritating fan. I’ve added more to disturb rather than less to create in me peace.
And I wonder how often do I add diversion creating more disturbance rather than order and calm? When those unwanted feelings begin their buzzing within me, instead of sitting with them, letting God transform, I’ll try taking control adding the noise of work, entertainment, and mundane conversation.
The voices of the radio is not changing my humming fan one bit.
To lose that noise, I will need to get inside and blow the dust out.
Philippians 1:6–And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Today’s post is part of Kate Motaung’s 5 minute Friday Party where bloggers write for five minutes with a one word prompt. Today’s prompt is ‘lose.’