Psalm 90:14, "Tell me in the morning about your love, because I trust you. Show me what I should do, because my prayers go up to you."
There is a saying, “Be the kind of person that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, ‘Oh no, they’re up’.”
Have you ever had one of those mornings and felt ‘this is going to be a good day, I can feel it!’ then by 10 a.m. you just want to crawl back in bed and start over because anything that could go wrong, goes wrong. It happens to all of us.
The reality of it is that some things just happen to ruin our day, or some things are just out of our control. I don't think it's the negative things happening around us that can cause a day to go downhill so fast as much as it’s how we handle it or our attitude about it.
So, how can we get through a day like this when it happens? One of the best ways to go into each day is on the right foot. We can't change the things that happen, we can only move through them, doing our best to keep a positive mindset.
First and foremost, pray when you wake up. Thank God for His protection through the night, then ask God to guide your path for the day and that He will give you the strength to get through any trials or difficulties that may come your way. Pray on your Armor of God and pray for help to resist any temptations that will come your way. This can help your mindset for the day and the devil will know you are putting your faith in God to overcome anything he will throw at you.
Secondly, plan ahead. If you live in a state with heavy snowfall and you know it’s coming, do you plan to leave for work a little earlier? Or if you know your commute faces traffic backups, do you plan ahead? Some people even use a day to prep meals for school lunches or their work lunch. If you've already planned ahead before the day even starts, you'll have a more positive attitude when those setbacks come your way.
Lastly, expect the unexpected. You and I both know the devil is in full gear trying to tear us away from God. If he knows a meltdown is on its way if things don't go right in your life, he is going to hit you with full barrels loaded. We all hope for perfect, smooth days and can we all say most days are mostly smooth, but the reality is, things will happen and sometimes several things will hit us in a row. Pray for a drama free day, thank God when it comes, but keep the mindset that the unexpected can always happen at the flip of a switch. When it does, keep positive and trust God. He is still with you, and He will help you go with the flow. Stress and worry only take years off your life- Matthew 6:27. A commenter once said, ‘Worrying accomplishes nothing except takes God out of the picture.’ Whatever happens to change your day go with the idea, ‘Smile, tomorrow may be worse.’ Gods got this and God's got you and the devil can't do anything about that.
It's bound to happen. You're up, maybe humming a favorite tune, excited about all you're going to accomplish and bam something happens to turn your apple cart over and take away your positive mood. There is no way to stop things from happening and we will be frustrated. Yet, there are ways to react positively through the negative.
- Remember God is in control -Isaiah 41:10
- Pray- this can't be stressed enough
- Take a deep breath
- Walk away
- Think good thoughts, immediately
- Talk it out- vent if you have to and then let it go!
We may not always be successful, and we'll have to practice more than once. But starting each day with God and the right mindset lets the devil know, he can try his hardest, but you and God will get through it.
May your days ahead stay positive and drama free.
Spending time with Jesus each day in the Bible isn’t to fulfill some kind of religious duty. If we just “clock in” and “clock out” without our heart being in it or our spirit engaged, we may develop a habit, but it won’t be an enjoyable one nor will it help us know the Lord more or grow in Him. Instead, we should approach our time in the Bible with Jesus as an opportunity to be with the One we love and who loves us. The Lord Jesus is a wonderful Person who lives in us. Our goal during this time is to connect with Him and listen to the instructions on the Holy Spirit. It is a time to be fed by Him in His Word, enjoy Him, receive His speaking, and speak to Him. Let's continue our study with Titus 2:6-10
Study 4, Titus 2:6-10- https://www.docdroid.net/ksCI6h2/study-4-docx
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