We get up, pray, and decide “today will be a good day” or “this will be a productive day”, the productive day begins, but then we hit traffic, get our clothes dirty leaving the house, or some other unforeseen event. In the case of those who are home office workers, the child starts to cry, the neighbor starts the drill, dogs bark non-stop.
And then stress arrives
With this comes stress, which accumulates, accumulates, and accumulates some more. In a short time we forget our posture at the beginning of the day and adopt a completely different one, where we start to believe that nothing works out, that we won’t be able to finish everything we need, and many times instead of following through and doing what is necessary, we just complain.
Wouldn’t it be easier to choose to put these little things aside and continue having a good and productive day? Certainly, but we prefer to let the little things get in the way of our performance, finding in them excuses for our bad moods and for being grumpy with those we live with. But come on, it’s not people’s fault what happened to you.
Some things are inevitable
Traffic is inevitable, getting your clothes dirty is something very common, after all accidents happen, your child crying is natural when faced with a parent who is at home and cannot pay attention at that moment, the neighbor is on his schedule and in his house where he can do whatever he wants, and imagine if we wanted to control the barking of dogs, harmless beings.
Changing circumstances is not always a possibility, but our attitude towards them certainly is. So instead of getting frustrated and venting our anger on those we live with, how about praising God and asking Him for help?
I admit that I have somatized a lot of stress in my life for such silly and everyday things that today, looking back, I ask myself where my head was and realize that it was definitely not in the right place. So from now on, may we first of all pray to the Lord and surrender these momentary difficulties and secondly go about our day, being kind to others, keeping the calm and patience that those renewed in Christ should have. I leave here some verses for you:
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.2 Corinthians 4:16
God bless you!
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Much needed. Amen and amen
I really appreciate your very open way to share your life, leaning and being dependent on God at the same time. Thank you and be blessed ! Glory to God for his love and patience towards us.
Just stand in the knowledge that God has you no matter what. 🙏
That’s where I am right now. My important international mail stuck in Chicago worries me and leads my days. I am fighting with this frustration that makes me very angry and anxious by stress. I was praying the mail should move, and it made me more tired. In the mean time I find all my worldly way of living without God in control. I am praying about my overall attitude like Nicole mentioned above. Finding peace in God is more important than the serious document moves on. This urgency was taking my life away and suffocates me, but even if it is worrisome, putting myself down by asking him for help of nature of myself gives me life back. So I can breathe and better control of things around me. God arranges you if you let him.
Thanks, for sharing. This was so refreshing to my spirit. Blessings!
Thank you, that’s a good reminder, love.
Amen!🙏🏾 Thank you much needed message in this chaotic world.
Indeed, somedays is most hard than others.
Thank you for the uplifting message. Amen 🙏