Out of sight? Out of mind?

If they see you coming, they look the other way— out of sight, out of mind.” Proverbs 19:7

Some things I intentionally place out of sight to avoid, such as income tax paperwork, mending and ironing, and years of pictures I need to sort through. And, there are things I see but don’t want to deal with, like a missed phone call from a “negative friend.”

I remember the years when my family would go “home” for a visit. Often, we’d get caught up in drama, and during the first of our five-hour drive home, we’d discuss the issues at hand. Then it became less important to us and we’d put it out of our minds.

This morning I reached for my electric skillet on the open shelf in the cabin kitchen, and thought, “I use this skillet more now that I don’t have to get down on my knees, open a cupboard, and retrieve it from behind other pots.” A good sighting.

For years, I felt awkward about leaving my Bible out for anyone coming into my home to see. Perhaps, I was afraid of showing my faith. And, I must add, I rarely read the Bible at home, reserving it for church and Bible study. It was when I began to read it daily I became comfortable leaving it on the kitchen table. When it’s in sight, just like my electric skillet, I find it is easier to use.

Lord, help us keep you in our sight and minds at all times. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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