When a train is coming into the station, the whole atmosphere changes. The rumble gets loud. The platform shakes. The air gets tense. People pick up their suitcases and briefcases and start moving toward the train. Everybody is focused on boarding the train, but you don’t have to. You can just stand on the platform and let the train leave without you. Pretty soon the station quiets down again.
My inner world is a lot like that train station. When something happens that triggers me (to worry or to get angry or to butt into somebody else’s business), my whole inner atmosphere changes. Things start to rumble and shake. The air gets tense. Everything in me is focused on boarding the (worry or angry or butting-in) train as usual. But sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I just stand on the platform and let the train leave without me. Pretty soon I quiet down again.
“Our choices really do count in the sight of God.” Patrick Henry Reardon
“Today, I give you the choice between life and death. . . . Choose life. . . .” Deuteronomy 30:19