We owe it to ourselves to find at least one nugget to focus on every day. Whether it is trying a new exercise class, cooking a new recipe, learning a new skill, or increasing our vocabulary, our minds need to be challenged daily.
Our spiritual health deserves to be included as well. I remember growing up being drilled on the reading-the-Bible-in-a-year program. I’m not suggesting this is wrong, but what about a different approach? Instead of a scripted paper directing my reading, I want to allow the Lord to direct my focus for each day. My scatterbrain finds it much easier to take a verse or portion of a chapter and ponder it over the course of a day, and frequently my thoughts end up becoming blogs or topics that I speak about at church.
I had a nugget moment a few weeks ago while reading a book on my Kindle. If the author ever reads this, I hope they forgive me because I can’t remember the name of the book! The book was not religious—oh stop, yes, the pastor’s wife reads things other than the Bible (ha, made you smile)!
I ran across this paragraph:
When bones don’t heal properly, as a last resort, someone has to break them once more to reset them right. Otherwise, that broken leg will keep us from being able to stand up straight and walk normally again. Same with emotions.
When I read that I proceeded to turn my Kindle off, lay it down, and try to breathe normally. This author just snuck up and smacked me! We can totally think we are over an incident because we “fixed” it ourselves, only to discover that true healing requires the Lord to reset our bones. It may hurt like crazy, but in the end we will grow and be able to move forward. He doesn’t put Band-Aids or a piece of gauze on our wound, He heals it from the inside out…completely.
I encourage you to look for your daily nugget. There are endless possibilities for where it may take you!