The laugh tracks on sitcoms always made me crazy, even as a little girl. It almost hurt my ears.
But that isn't the only thing that was difficult about sitcoms. There always seemed to be a misunderstanding that could have easily been resolved if one of the parties would just stop walking into another room. Most evident was Three's Company, in which one of Jack's girls would walk out the one door just as Jack was coming in the other door. STOP! I wanted to scream to them. If someone would just stay still, they wouldn't have this silly farce of missing one another, both literally and proverbially. But then again, we wouldn't have had several of those episodes of Three's Company then, and what a great loss that would have been.
I was in a meeting the other day, in a room that had two doors right next to one another. One participant had gotten up to go to the restroom and when she came back, the door had locked. Someone heard her struggling and got up to open the door. But in the meantime, the gal had gone to the other door to come in an alternate way. The "helper" opened the locked door, looked both ways then walked in the hallway to try to find who had been knocking and struggling at the door. Now, one more victim was locked out. It was a comedy of errors, to say the least. The other participants began to giggle. I did not. It made me crazy!!
My theory was, "If everyone would just stand still for a minute, this could all be resolved."
Well, there it is....for me, if I can just be still, often the craziness of whatever is going on can be allowed to get un-crazy.
Psalm 46:10 says "Be still and know that I am God"
I have never had any trouble with the "know that" He "is God" part. The part I struggle with? BE STILL
A dear friend of mine (and Mama in Christ) began putting this on each email or letter she would write me. It has become my unofficial mantra, and I need it every day!!
Being still can solve a myriad of problems, not the least of which is the going out the in door when someone is looking for you at the out door.
Perhaps, just for today, we can still the craziness enough to stop the swinging doors and coming in the out door.