A little bit of a Distraction

Tap, tap, tap on my shoulder. "What is she doing?" The dental assistant tapped on my left shoulder as the Dentist applied the needle into the right side of my mouth.  Before I knew it the needle was out and I hardly felt anything. I'm not afraid of the dentist, but who loves to get a shot?  The little bit of a distraction kept my focus just long enough for the painful part to quickly pass. 

Laying there with my mouth wide open, drooling, water spraying, hose sucking and drill grinding, all I could think of was, 
"Blessed are you, O Lord, our God, King of the universe who gave someone the knowledge to create Novocaine!"  
Funny but I was also distracted from the new fillings that were being placed into my mouth by the thought of what God had done! This distraction kept me from focusing on what was really going on inside of my mouth! Whizz, whizz, grind, spray, whizz, grind, grind! 

What I learned

We always have a choice about what we focus on. Like the woman tapping on my shoulder, God wants to take our attention off of our troubles and fix our eyes on Him.  Does it take our troubles away? No, but it does give us a new perspective. Life is messy but keeping our eyes, our hearts and minds securely attached to Jesus makes all of the difference!  Just give me Jesus and I will be alright!

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:18


1 comment:

  1. So that's why they do that! :)

    I think this will definitely stay with me, Jann. Focus on God while we wait for the pain to pass.



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