Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24

The Traveling Banana

I have good intentions, but those good intentions are only good if acted upon.

While at the grocery store, I take my time at the banana display. I am super picky about the level of ripeness of the bananas I select and a hint of green with no bruising always gets my attention first. I prefer small to medium bananas.

I ended up in the emergency room one early morning due to low potassium levels in my body. That was a horrible feeling, but with a medication change the problem cleared up. Since then I eat bananas for their potassium benefit. They are also good for vitamin B6, magnesium, copper, vitamin C, manganese and good carbohydrates. 

If for some reason, I don’t have time for a strawberry-banana smoothie or peanut butter and banana sandwich for breakfast, I drop a banana in my bag to eat at work. Even though I know the health benefits of the banana, I usually cave into my sweet tooth and eat the cookies and chocolate I packed with the banana. The banana is ignored all day and makes its way back home with me, hence the title, The Traveling Banana.

How many times do I cave into the sweetness of life rather than doing what I know to be the right choice? I am embarrassed to admit it is a lot but I am willing to be vulnerable to make a point.

I wake up in the morning with every intention of heading to my sacred space in my home to crack open my Bible and devotional book. It is THE best way for me to start the day getting fed the Word and contemplating all day the message God had just for me. The prayer time that follows is THE best conversation to start my day. That sacred space and time set the tone for the day and I feel like I am full of God’s potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, copper, vitamin C, manganese and good carbohydrates.

Truthfully, I find myself lying in bed during that precious morning time, scrolling through Facebook and emails as if to find positive messages or benefits for the day ahead. This compares to eating cookies and chocolate rather than the banana.

I have good intentions, but those good intentions are only good if acted upon. I think I will head on over to my sacred space and have a banana with God. Both are a better choice.



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