I have an office at my home where I do most of my work. I also have an office at the church where I have meetings and do planning with the staff but most of our staff agrees that everyone gets more work done when I am not there distracting and being distracted.
As I write this I am sitting in my office at home watching something that I see replayed literally every morning. There is a beautiful blue bird sitting on my windowsill. It is a stunning portrayal of the greatness of God and his creation. Seriously, it is gorgeous. It is looking at me curiously. It turns its head like it is trying to see what I am doing; almost like a nosey boss who looks over your shoulder constantly. What is funny about our morning rendezvous is that we do the same dance every morning; I drink my coffee while it bashes its pretty like beak into my window. It must be thousands of times that this simple little creature has looked at me and tried to fly through the window. It flaps and flutters and acts flustered as it smashes its diminutive, feathered self against the glass. Boink. Bang. Ouch. Again. Another time. Some more. You get the picture. It just can’t seem to get it through its tiny little birdbrain that doing the same thing, the same way over and over is never going to yield a different result.
Maybe we need to learn from the bird. What glass are you flying into with the same results? Trying to live the Christian life while ignoring God’s Word? Boink. Struggling financially while still not tithing or living on a budget? Bang. Treating your spouse terribly and wondering why he or she seems distant and cold? Ouch. You probably are thinking about your own glass window right now, so here is some good advice for all of us.
Stop being a birdbrain.