Sunday, March 16, 2014

Drops of Jupiter

The other day I was taking a shower and I noticed a drop of water slowly rolling down the wall.  It was very slow and deliberate in its path as it rolled down the wall, that is until it met with another drop of water.  Once the two drops connected, the original drop was larger and moved so much faster down the wall.  The more drops that connected the faster that new drop traveled down the wall until it reached the bottom and ultimately went down the drain.

It made me start to think about people and their everyday problems.  As we go through our day, we often encounter a problem or situation that makes us feel uneasy.  If we only have that one problem during our day we can usually deal with it because it moves slowly and there is only one thing to worry about. If that problem however is met with another issue or problem then things get harder.  The more issues and problems we have the harder our day gets and the faster our day turns from a good day to a bad day.

We can all handle one problem at a time but when life starts to hand us multiple issues and problems our life gets harder.  I call this the droplet effect.  For every problem (drop) we accumulate, the faster our problems drive us down until we are drained of all energy.

I can think of specific days when the droplet effect has greatly influenced my day and I felt myself drained of energy and at my lowest point.  It is a very lonely and sad place to be.  However here is the good news, the next day washes us clean and we start anew.  A new day gives us the opportunity to attack each problem separately and keeps us from being dragged down so fast by a bunch of problems. 

We can lift our problems to God and know that he is there for us and he will watch over us to make sure that we don't become overwhelmed.  We can ask him for help when the droplets start to run together. 

Know that there is always tomorrow, a new day filled with hope.  If we allow ourselves to stay down too long because of the droplet effect, we may never be able to pull ourselves back out again!

Now that she's back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there's a time to change, hey, hey, hey

Drops of Jupiter: By Train

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