“But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.”- Proverbs 1:33 KJV
Having grown up in the Midwest, I’m accustomed to hearing sirens during tornado season. Large hail, greenish skies, and torrential rain are a dead giveaway that something is coming. Most times, we take cover in the basement only to emerge and realize that the storm missed us. I have to admit that many of us who experience this phenomenon begin to not take tornados as seriously as we should. After all, disaster always seems to strike somewhere and someone else … until it strikes home.
Have you ever listened to yourself? Do you sound like a wildebeest after walking up the stairs? Does your snoring wake you up? Can your gas break the sound barrier? Do your joints creak? Are your ears ringing? Your body talks to you all day, but most of us have grown accustomed to these sirens and no longer take them seriously.
Take the time to investigate what your body is telling you and then remedy the problem! While most of us survive the storms of life and emerge to live another day, so often someone doesn’t make it because they thought the hail, rain, green skies, and sirens were just like all the other storms from days past. Only when the effects are raining down on you do you begin to realize how serious your situation is, and by that time it’s most often too late. May you have the courage to stop ignoring yourself and listen to what your body is trying to tell you.