“Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought. Two full years later…”
I’m a slave to my notebook. Why? Because it saves me all the time. I’ve got so many things going on at once that it has become impossible for me to remember everything that I need to remember. The mind is amazing, but it has its limitations and I suspect that with our technology-driven information overload and short form communication that it going to get harder and harder to keep it all straight. But, whatever way we do it (analogue or digital) we can write things down and our memory gets what it needs to be triggered and we get more done. Yes, just write it down.
Need a Biblical reinforcement of that? Joseph spent an extra two years in prison because the cup-bearer forgot to do what Joseph had asked. It was pretty simple – just remember the guy that helped you get out of prison. Maybe, had he written it down he wouldn’t have forgotten Joseph. So maybe, we just need to be writing down something we are to do for someone today that if we don’t forget can make a positive impact in their lives? Or, we can forget and let someone down. Writing it down should take the priority.
Reference: Genesis 40:23-41:1