I Think I'm Going To Puke

It was 35 years ago.  Betty and I had been married for a few weeks.  Just down the road from where we lived was the county fair.  It was a big deal in that city, and everyone was there for the festivities, including the carnival.

In their variety of rides, there was the Gravitron.  People pay good money to stand against a wall, be spun around at 5,000 miles an hour and have the floor drop from under them.  Everyone screams like little children and emerges from the ride dizzy.

To this day I don't know whose idea it was, hers or mine, but we got on this demonic twisty thing from hell.  It was fun until we got off the ride.  Then Betty looks at me, green in the face, and says, "I think I'm going to puke." I saw a trash can barrel a few feet away and held her hair back while she unloaded the greasy cheeseburger she had before going on said ride.  (Now I think about it, that does explain a few things.)

Never again.  To this day if Betty sees that ride - well it isn't pretty.

But I know people who do this every day.  You do too.  Their life is a whirlygig of nonsense that is out of control.  Coupled with their diet of bad decisions, they end their day with, "I think I'm going to puke."

Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Are you too busy for God?  Take time to listen to Him.
Are you too busy for relationships like your marriage, family, and friend?.
Are you too busy to invest in yourself?  To grow and change?

Slow down and stay off the of the Gravitrons of life.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to slow down.  AMEN

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