A LIght Switch Too Far

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to tell you about my recent eye examination for new glasses. As I was sitting in the dark in the examining chair, the eye doctor repeatedly asked me to read the letter chart on the wall, which was about ten feet away. He kept adjusting the lens settings on the machine through which I was looking. Each time he did so, he would then roll his chair the ten feet from my chair to the light switch, which was next to the eye chart. He would turn on the lights, roll his chair back to me and adjust the lens settings. Then he would roll back to the light switch and turn off the lights. It was lights off, lights on, lights off, lights on. Each time, it he rolled his chair the ten-foot distance to the light switch and back. He repeated this many times until he was satisfied with the settings. I thought to myself, “Why didn’t someone plan ahead and put the light switch next to the machine instead of ten feet away on the wall?” Proverbs 24:32 (GWT) says, “When I observed <this>, I took it to heart. I saw it and learned my lesson.”  Here’s the point. A little planning can make life so much easier. How much planning have you done for your day today? How about for the long-term fruitfulness of your life? I’m Dr. Bob. Maybe you should stop rolling your chair, and make the necessary adjustments to your ways of doing things. That’s a Mentoring Minute to consider. It could make an eternal difference. You can listen to additional Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoring minutes.com.

A LIght Switch too Far