Wandering thoughts take you to a place where reality is gone. Our hearts begin to desire something we don’t have and the things we have begin to become the things we don’t want.
My thoughts wander, and my heart does too. All of a sudden what was good enough no longer is, and what has been taught to me is no longer important.
Too often I find myself neglecting the things that matter, the blessings I have already been given, just to love my new thoughts, my new hopes and dreams. But bringing these dreams to a pedestal is idolatry.
No longer do I want to put aside the life God has given me right now in hopes of a life that only exists in my mind. My wandering thoughts risk me to never get to where God is leading me because it distracts me and takes away my focus.
To let go of these wandering thoughts brings about another risk…the risk of actually accomplishing the things set before me by God. I risk loving the life He has already given me. Worshiping Him daily in the presence of the obstacles, pain, blessings, and gratitude. These are my risks when I stop allowing my mind to wander, and it’s a risk I’m going to take.