I’ve had a thought running through my mind since my glass shattering experience on vacation last week. I was thinking about the amount of tension and stress the hydraulic had to have been putting on the sheet of glass in order for it to shatter like it did. (Reminder: our Ford Explorer’s back hatch broke last week resulting in the complete destruction of the back window) It took a good ten to fifteen minutes to break. During that time, an incredible amount of tension was continually building.
This made me think about the way tension builds up in my heart and mind. We all have certain people or circumstances that cause tension in our lives. I’m sure I’ve been a great contributor to many people in my life. The question is, how is that tension relieved or released? One way or another it has to happen. Just like the glass on my truck. If I didn’t fix the problem, the glass would break under the pressure.
We have the same problem. If we don’t find a healthy way of releasing the tension in our lives the tension will find it’s way out. That usually leads to pain or broken relationships. For me, exercise and sports is a tension release. For others meditation or reading does the trick. It looks different for all of us but we need to take some time and find a way for God to calm our spirit. Finding the avenue to release tension in your life may take some time but for the sake of your health and for the people in your life, it’s time to figure it out.
I feel like I just did a PSA or something but I really do believe this could help some people. So for now…”the more you know” (ding da do…that was supposed to be the NBC chime.)