What Was I Thinking?


Frequently I have had the unpleasant task of ripping the blinders off someone’s eyes. That point where they have continued over and over in a process or a relationship. Some may call it a wakeup call.

Wakeup calls come in all forms. They may be the result of a relationship crisis, a critical medical report or a firing from a job. Certainly that is not the “complete” list but that encompasses a lot.

The wakeup call is often founded in faulty thinking or process, misunderstanding of protocol or just plain disastrous choices. Not too long ago my brother was sent to the hospital with viral myocarditis. 2 years later after beating it he ran his first marathon. His wakeup was the hospitalization. His answer was reevaluating health. The results are simply amazing.Certainly I have gone through those places once or twice myself.

Learning to think healthier, act carefully and choosing wisdom are great keys to getting out of declining or poor choices. How do we get there?

Reevaluation is the action of establishing or removing value from a project, a relationship or a process. Often reevaluation comes after crisis, events or sheer frustration when you realize that where you are is not where you want to be.

I remember years ago thinking through some flight training down in Massachusetts. There was a procedure book. If this happens what will be your response. (Motor stops, plane will not restart, action please…)

Sometimes it takes a crisis to pry someone out of their actions. How many times have I sat there with a spouse on the brink of divorce and one had no clue the other was walking? How many the jobs lost because of continued tardiness, laziness or faults that are not resolved?

I have to be honest in saying I am not a good listener to “blame” games or excuses. (Truly a good thing I walk in the call God has set me in and not the one man worked to position me in!) Assuming we can get all the “excuses” off the table, we can actually have a chance at getting somewhere.

I believe for some reading this that today is the day of reevaluation. In this time and season you will give or remove value from situations and relationships. You will ask ALL the questions necessary to determining a course of action that will make you healthier, wealthier and wise.

Not everything has an answer, but NOTHING of crisis does not have a better place or answer for you.

Today you may be suffering PTSD (post traumatic stomach disorder) following high intakes of food and drink on yesterday’s Thanksgiving feat(s) but your answer to a better you is but moments away.

God made you good and has given provision to keep you in health and peace. Your job should you desire to undertake is to make a decision, ask the questions and move towards the answers.

Written by Lee Johndrow

Lee Johndrow

Lee is on staff as the Prophetic Ministry Leader at the Village Church where he functions as one of the prophetic grace. (You can visit their site at www.villagechurchswanzey.com)

He is the father of five wonderful children. Married for over 22 years to his wife Tina. 7 grandchildren as of September 22, 2014, with another one on the way! Loving life with family, friends, faith, fun and food!

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