Lately, the only thing that has been on our television has been Big Bang Theory. This is what happens when Eron gets 6 episodes for Christmas, and the only other alternative for our viewing entertainment is Netflix. By the way, we lost our cable (even basic channels), and replaced it with Netflix, which I think works great, but I don’t watch much T.V. The only thing I really miss is the news, but it helps when you have a buddy that works for KFDX. Hey Melissa!
Anyways back to Big Bang… I mostly watch at the end of the day, sitting on the couch next to Eron, looking over my laptop. Sheldon, a bizarre character, has some silly tendencies that never fail to make me smile. One of which, is the obsession with “his spot” on their couch. Click HERE to watch a YouTube video of Sheldon explaining his “spot.” Anytime Penny, or someone else sits in his spot, I anticipate his reaction, “your sitting in my spot.” Which is followed by a telling glare. This response has been consistent throughout the first three seasons, and has made me realize that I also have a spot!
It is not my only, nobody else sit there spot, but there is a spot I always sit in to think, write, read and pray when I am by myself. The best part about my spot is it gives me a full view of the living room, dinning room and kitchen. My spot is right under an air vent, so in the winter I can snuggle up under some heat. Plus, there is a lamp and table close beside me. I literally feel like I am being hugged when I sit there.
Marley thinks this spot is pretty great too! You can tell by the muddy paw prints she leaves behind… At least we can wash the couch covers, right?!
There is something to having a consistent spot you spend time at everyday. In the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell says “Everyone needs a Time and a Place to Pause.” He says that having a designated place to go and think, motivates thinking when you go there! Not only is my spot my favorite place to read and write, but it is my purposeful place to get to know Christ. God is not limited by where you are or what you are doing, He can speak to you anytime any place, but something about sitting in the same spot, makes my growth intentional.
I have so much to learn about God’s word, but having an intentional place to spend time with the Lord, reminds me of Daniel. A decree was placed by King Darius that said anyone who prayed to any god other then the king would be thrown in a lions den. Even when Daniel learned that the decree was in writing, he would pray to God just as he did before, in the exact same spot he always did.
“Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.”
I want to challenge you to find a cozy spot where you can spend time planning personal growth, growing in your faith, or maybe just a consistent spot to study. I gaurantee that once you repeatedly spend time in your spot, you will have an easier time focusing on your task.
Before getting started a ran 2 miles on the treadmill.
I finished the “Lucky 13” in 28 minutes and 45 Seconds. I tried to take a picture of the time with my sweaty face!
It didn’t really work, and I felt like a total goober.
Do you have a “spot?”