the voices inside

     There are a lot of voices inside, and they don’t always say the same thing. When that happens, my job is to decide which one wins.

     Just this morning, I read one line (about singing for joy), and it brought a little leap of excitement. A voice inside said, “You could do that today.” I enjoyed entertaining that possibility for a few minutes – until other voices chimed in with things like “Are you kidding? Do you remember how far behind you are at work?” and “That situation you’ve been worried about might really go south.” Pretty soon, the idea of singing for joy sounded silly, impossible, unrealistic and irresponsible.

     I’m going to try it anyway.

“With my whole being, body and soul, I will sing for joy to the living God.” Psalm 84:2