Yesterday was quite a day, it was definitely a Monday. All seemed to all go wrong, and then at the end of the day, it was like a grenade went off. When I looked at myself in the mirror, I didn’t like who I saw. I needed an attitude adjustment, I had to ask God before this day went any further; I needed Him to consume me. I needed character, I needed His words to be my words and my actions to be His actions or (we all feel on those days) I was totally going to lose it on somebody. And I am not usually like that, but when life just keeps dealing one bad card after another and life annoys the heck out of you, you just want to have a melt down right there in the office for everyone to see.
So, when I looked into that mirror, I didn’t see someone I liked or the new woman God had made me, I saw anger and frustration. My human side wanted to scream “People quit pushing my buttons, and give me a break.” But, thankfully my spiritual side kicked in and said, “Put on your big girl panties, ask God for the words, for character, and to bless this day.” (Once again- “Ask Not, Receive Not”). I had also remembered that I had not prayed for my day before I walked out the door that morning, and let God be in control. Sometimes we need to stop and let go of the wheel, stop trying to drive(control it all) and let go and let God.
Hebrews 10: 23Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
See He promised us He would be faithful, so long as we hold onto the hope, and to encourage each other as the day approaches.
Hebrews 10:32Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. 35So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
So the things of this world give us not happiness, but He gives us what we need. And even when we go through that trying time, and we go through it with confidence and character, and treat others kindly, we will have done it in love from the Father, and we will be richly rewarded for our deeds.
So next time I’m having a bad day with my computer not working correctly and someone on the phone is not cooperating, and then someone walks through the door wanting to bash your character, then maybe, just maybe, I will get up and go bless someone else with kind words and give away some of God’s love. My day( and my attitude) just might turn around.
Matthew 25: 40The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
1 Corinthians 13:12-13For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
So my advice (to myself) is when I don’t like myself, my day, or my attitude, then go give someone else some sunshine, and your day will get brighter. The reflection in the mirror will be much prettier. He defines me, He sees my beauty.
Thank you Lord for the attitude adjustment,
https://youtu.be/c04oHMU_tGU Barlow Girl/ Mirror