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I Lost My Mind But I Really Haven’t Missed It (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 24 2016Views/Reads: 627/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I may have lost my mind, but my real focus in life is to lose myself in the mind of Christ.
 



I am notorious for losing things. I do not know what it is about me, but
I cannot keep track of anything I own. If you want to lose something 
and never find it again, simply put it into my trust. I am the king of 
losing things. My problem is, I do not lose the right things. 

Why I am so klutzy in this area is beyond my ability to comprehend. Some
of my most treasured items have been lost for all time. Even the other 
day I lost a lot of time searching for something I could not find. That 
is the reason I try not to become attached to anything I own. 

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has become frustrated many times
because of something she gave me and it is now no longer to be found 
anywhere this side of the blue moon. She has given me lecture after 
lecture along this line dealing with personal responsibility and as 
always, I take personal responsibility for losing everything that I 
have. 

What more can I possibly say? 

A few things that I have lost I kinda wished I had back. I remember a
pocket knife I was quite attached to and headed for quite a while until 
one day there was nowhere to be found. Believe me, I looked everywhere. 
Of course, I could not have looked everywhere or I probably would have 
found it. Why is it that when you lose something you usually find it in 
the last place you look? 

The one question that I ponder more than anything else is, where do
things go when they are lost? Is there a particular place where lost 
things gather and have a party until someone finds them? If there is I 
would like to know where that place is. Of course, with my luck, that 
place is lost. 

Everything I have lost throughout life I have gotten over. The
aforementioned pocket knife, I have replaced at least 27 times. It 
would be great one day to find all 27 of those lost knives? Then I 
would march my way to eBay! 

I have gotten over just about everything that I have lost and adjusted
my life to not having that particular thing. There is one thing, 
however, that I still have not gotten over. 

I am not exactly sure when I lost it, because I did not really use it
that much. Oh, once in a while I might have used it, but not very 
regularly. 

The thing I am referring to is my mind. I cannot find out or remember
the exact date when I lost my mind. I am not sure where I was when I 
lost it. Maybe if I knew where I was at when I lost my mind, I could go 
back and search a little bit and maybe find it. 

I know that I had a mind up until I got married. I do remember using my
mind up until that point. The thing is, I do not know what happened to 
my mind after I got married. Where did it go? 

Of course the thought is probable that I still have my mind, but I am
not using it. It would make sense in a certain regard. But what is my 
mind doing while I am not using it? Is somebody else using my mind? 

For instance. Some people will ask me about something and I usually
respond, “Okay, I really don't mind if you do that.” 

Or, “That's quite all right. I don't mind at all.” 

Of course that has its limit. Someone walked up to me on the street the
other day and ask if they could borrow five dollars from me. Then, I 
did mind. Where my mind came from at that point I will never know, but 
I am certainly glad it arrived on time. 

That brought me to the place of thinking that maybe I have not lost my
mind. Maybe my mind is hiding somewhere and only appears in 
emergencies. If that is the case, I really don't mind. 

I remember the old saying that goes something like, “mind over matter,
and if you don't mind it don't matter.” 

Just the other day my wife said, “Do you mind if we go out for supper
tonight?” 

Now I was in a dilemma. Where is my mind when I really need it? 

I did mind, but I could not find my mind and so all I could say was, “I
don't mind if that is what you want to do.” 

Where in the world did that come from? I did mind, but my mind was not
available to bail me out of an activity closely linked to my wallet. 

I think my mind is hiding somewhere and waiting to have a little bit of
fun with me. However, I really don't mind because if I did mind, I 
would be in so much trouble and my real mind would be so confused that 
it probably would never mind again. 

Actually, I have not really missed my mind. 

The apostle Paul had a different twist to this. He said,” Let this mind
be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5). 

I may have lost my mind, but my real focus in life is to lose myself in
the mind of Christ. 


   


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