It was a day that was a struggle for me. I let things from my week escalate in my thoughts. If I would have dealt with them right away, they wouldn’t have been so bothersome. But instead of taking care of them, I let them take care of me. Wrong decision.
I woke up later than normal, so I wasn’t able to start my day with my usual “quiet time.” Because of that, I felt off track from the start. I should have made adjustments, but instead, I allowed it to make matters worse.
This was Saturday! Come on! Saturdays are supposed to be great days, right?? Those thoughts made me feel even more hopeless.
So instead of affecting everyone else’s day, I chose to keep to myself. I worked in my office. I worked out alone. I caught up on laundry. I even tried some new spring makeup shades. (That helped me a little!) (Smile.)
Why do I share this stuff?
Well, friend, my hope is that it gives you hope. It may seem like it to you, but take heart… you are not the only one who has rough days. You aren’t the only one who doesn’t take care of bothersome thoughts right away. You aren’t the only one who is thrown off-kilter when you aren’t able to start your day like you normally do. Your situations may be different than mine, but we all have some that can throw us off in our days. You’re in good company. I pray this encourages you today.
As my head hit my pillow last night, I reflected on what I was thankful for. My list was long. Today I started my day exactly how I ended yesterday’s… with my “thankful list.” Let me tell you, it was a much more pleasant day.
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 The Message
(Bolded emphasis mine.)
What great truths! If only I would have had those in front of me yesterday morning.
This was all a good lesson on how NOT to live your Saturday, or any day for that matter. I certainly didn’t live yesterday to the fullest. Lesson learned (again). Next time I experience defeating thoughts or situations, I’ll do things a whole lot different. I’ll start with my “thankful list.” (Smile.)
Blessings to you on this Sunday evening!
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