I was sitting on the ledge of the bathtub the other day brushing my teeth after getting out of the shower. While my mind was wandering to all kinds of random things, I saw something out of the corner of my eye that was curious. I turned my head towards the mirror above our sink. It was foggy and steamed over from the heat of my shower. There were little water droplets running down the glass. And that’s when I saw it … a handprint. Four fingers and a thumb, perfectly highlighted because of the steam from the shower. The handprint was pressed up high on the glass of the mirror.
I had to shut my gaping mouth to prevent toothpaste from dribbling down my chin. My mind raced with thoughts of what could have made the handprint. Goosebumps ran down my body as I looked around for other evidence that seemed suspicious.
And then my husband walked in and saw me staring at the bathroom mirror, astounded, with my toothbrush in my mouth.
“Look at that handprint!” I said as I pointed to the mirror. “What in the world?!”
My husband coolly responded with, “Yeah, I killed a gnat last night.”
Have you ever had that happen before? Something strange happens and your mind immediately takes you to the most ridiculous scenarios? Sometimes our imaginations run wild. Television shows, movies, books, and even conversations we have with our friends can cause us to bypass logical solutions for the more far-fetched ones. What are you filling your minds with?
Philippians 4:8 says to “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (NLT).