One of "Those" Days
Have you ever had one of those days (weeks, months, seems-like-years) where no matter what goes on, what you’ve planned, where you’re at, nothing seems to go right? And you find yourself more and more agitated, overwhelmed, chaotic and just completely discouraged with everything (and one) around you?
I’ve found that it’s in those times that Jesus is trying to get my attention; most likely trying to draw me back in for a ‘convo’. Sometimes it’s a big epiphany of an answered prayer. Sometimes it’s a direction He wants me to go. But more often than anything else, it’s when He’s ‘reminding’ me that it (meaning anything I’m complaining about in this world) is not about me. A (not-so) gentle reminder that it doesn’t matter if I feel inadequate, taken advantage of, taken for granted, insecure, inconvenienced or insignificant. It’s not my time, my efforts, my self-worth to begin with. It all belongs to Jesus. Everything I have (physically, emotionally, literally and metaphorically) is by God’s grace. So, when I feel as if someone has wronged me, or something has gotten in my way, instead of reacting, I need to be enacting God’s love. It’s a jolt to take the focus back off of me, and put it where it belongs: on Jesus.
It’s humbling moments like this; the ones that remind us that we’re not infallible, and life, no matter how hard we try, is not perfect. But there is One that is; and if we stay focused on Him and honoring and praising Him, then all the other ‘stuff’ is what is inconsequential; not us.
(Matthew 6:24, Matthew 6:33, Romans 8:5, Philippians 4:8, Philippians 2:3-11, Colossians 3:2)