The Psalmist writes: Be still before the Lord and wait in patience; do not fret at the one who prospers, those who make evil plots to bring down the needy and the poor. Calm your anger and forget your rage; do not fret, it only leads to evil. (Psalm 34.)
When I had a mind to be a performer, one of the things I learned was while performing, I had to shut everything else out of my mind. To be distracted led to the inevitable – a memory lapse. Focus on the keyboard and the next notes you need to play!
The gospel-writer Luke tells us “Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem.” (Luke 9:51 & 53.) “Setting our face” doesn’t mean we lose the intensity of purpose; just the opposite. Calming our anger and exercising patience enables us to put our energy into action that is truly constructive.
What is it you need to do today? Set your face in that direction; establish a pace you can sustain … and get it done.
A blessed Tuesday.