Monday, June 11, 2012

In a minute

Sigh. The above phrase ("in a minute") escapes my lips way too often. It's true that there are many instances in which my kids really do need to wait a minute. But there are other times I use it as a (lame) excuse.

I was listening to an oldie but goodie CD not long ago, and some of the lyrics stopped me in my tracks. I needed to be reminded that sometimes I need to put down that "one more thing." I hope these words will also challenge and encourage you!

"There's always just one more thing • There's always another task • There's always I just have one more small favor to ask • And everything is urgent and everything is now • I wonder what would really happen if I stopped somehow • • I'll be there in a minute • Just a few places to go • You wake up a few years later and your kids are grown • And everything is important • But everything is not • At the end of your life your relationships are all you're got • • And love to me is when you put down that one more thing and say • I've got something better to do • And love to me is when you walk out on that one more thing and say • Nothing will come between me and you • Not even one more thing • • There will never be an end to • The request upon your time • It's your place to stand up and tell the world • You've got to rest awhile • And everything is important • But everything is not • At the end of your life your relationships are all you've got • • And love to me is when you put down that one more thing and say • I've got something better to do • And love to me is when you walk out on that one more thing and say • Nothing will come between me and you • Not even one more thing" 

"Just One More Thing" by Sara Groves


5 comments:

Mom said...

Wow -- a powerful message in those words! I know your hands are full with many interruptions throughout the day -- it isn't always possible to stop what you are doing immediately to respond to someone else. But it is good to be reminded sometimes that people are more important than doing one more thing -- thanks for sharing! Love you, Mom

Wendi said...
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Wendi said...

A reminder I can certainly use.

Katie said...

Guilty! I say this way too much also. Going to try to put this in check!

Thanks for sharing that song ~ I'd never heard it. Powerful words! These lines struck me...

"You wake up a few years later and your kids are grown..."
"At the end of your life your relationships are all you've got"

While I was reading, Proverbs 3:27 came to mind! Thanks for this challenge. =)

thehomespunheart said...

Yep - I'm guilty of this too. Love you, Monica