Thursday, March 08, 2007

Hijacked Thoughts

The book of Corinthians tells us to take every thought captive.
But some days...

Hijacked Thoughts

Today my thoughts are teenagers
sneaking out after curfew
tasting new drinks
bitter yet intoxicating.

My worries crowd into a car
where loud voices overlap
The driver is a stranger
who weaves across the lanes.

My mind has been hijacked
and rides into dangerous alleys.

Lord, pull me from this car.

Take my hand and walk with me
to streets where children's swing sets
rest in the moonlight
while Bach pours from open windows.

Rescue me from myself.
Sit beside me near the sandbox.

So when the sun comes up tomorrow, I can play again.


Raising Eagles said...

this is great! not that your thoughts have been hijacked, but the analogy you've described.

btw, I followed your blog bless my socks off! Thanks for writing. Don't quit.

Sharon Hinck said...

Thanks for stopping by AND for the encouraging words.

I'm glad you liked the analogy...I was feeling poetic (I get that way on those blue days where my thoughts get hijacked). :-)


Cheryl Klarich said...

Amen and Amen!!! Sharon, thank you for "going there"-even so- those hijacked places really minister to me.

Sarah said...

I don't believe in reading minds,
but your words capture my current emotional state.
Thanks for sharing Sharon.

Sharon Hinck said...

Oh, Cheryl and Sarah, thanks SO much for telling me you relate.

I hesitated being QUITE this authentic. I didn't want to bring others down...

but it is a comfort to know that we aren't the only ones who wrestle with rebellious thoughts, or get driven down those dark alleys sometimes, isn't it?

Katie said...

Your honest poem was so refreshing. If I had more christian women in my life who were willing to be truthful about the realities of life, and what goes on in our heads, I would have had a much easier time of it as a younger woman. Thank you...and BTW, your photo on this post is lovely!

Sharon Hinck said...

Hi, Katie!
Thank you! I loved reading inspiring books as a young Christian, but some of them slanted a bit too far to the "as long as you are following Christ, everything will be peachy" direction.

Because of that, I kept feeling surprised by harsh trials or painful circumstances that came into my life - and shocked and discouraged by how often my old sin nature continued to flare up and cause trouble. Redemption is a total and immediate gift - but sanctification is a slow process with many missteps - at least in my life. I'm so grateful for God's grace and patience with me!