Rev Andrew Forrest

I’m Taking It All Back

September 12, 2021

I’m taking it back, I’m taking it all back.
Like Mikey under the wishing well in “The Goonies,” I’m taking it back.

I’m taking back my attention, my focus, my heart from all the voices screaming at me, from the aggregator algorithms, from the scrolling chyrons.

I’m taking back the only thing I really totally control—my thoughts—and refusing anymore to give heed to the latest and loudest.

I’m taking back my mind and my heart from the voices that demand I give them everything while they provide me absolutely nothing.

I’m taking back my attention from the barking, baying headlines, and instead I’m going to listen for the still, small voice of the Lord.

This is why.