Monday, June 15, 2015

In The Day-To-Day Moments | The Singleness Adventure

We've ALL had them. Days where you wake up on the wrong side of the bed - late, because of course your phone didn't get plugged in and your alarm didn't go off. Or you awake feeling excessively groggy because you were up late reading a mystery because of course you had to find out whodunit before you could possibly get a wink of sleep. There was no other option.

I feel ya.

Or perhaps you've had this situation - When Good Days Go Bad. *insert scary music* "du-duh-duuuuuuuuh" SOMETHING happens to throw this day completely off the track. You were having a perfectly fine time, going about your daily routine, when Something Horrible and Terrible and really, really bad occurs.

Like a papercut. (OH the pain).

So all you want to do is put on this shirt and hide in a quiet, dark place.

Because, after all, you are UNDERappreciated and OVERworked and NOTHING is going right! Nobody understands you and you are taken COMPLETELY for granted!

"The cruel irony of housework - people only notice when you don't do it!" 

Life is just plain nuts now and then. And when you're right in the middle of it and snapping at your family left and right it's extremely difficult to rise above it all. But there is another way. There is hope. You have not one, but two choices.

Choice #1: Freak out, and make everything even worse

Choice #2: Choose JOY.

Joy? When we are completely out of ketchup because certain people use too much of it?! When I'm tired and cranky and hungry and grouchy and ugly and sick and worried and stressed and and and........ *stops for breath*

Yes. Because you can. We really don't have an excuse, girlfriend. We are called to be living examples of Christ in the flesh, and trust me, Jesus dealt with the same exact things we did. Frustration. Annoyance. Insults. Hurt. Stress.

This song by Mandisa is really encouraging when you're having a day-gone-wrong.

If you're too busy (or your papercut-shredded finger is too sore) to click and watch the video, this is the chorus:

So I'll learn to love these days
Laugh along the way
In the middle of the crazy
God, your love is so amazing
Through the ups and downs
You're the only hope I've found
Lord, you meet me in the madness
So I'll learn to love these days
                                               ~These Days by Mandisa

Send up a prayer to the one who does understand you, who knows exactly what you're going through. (be it a papercut, or something more serious.) The innermost parts of your heart are seen and known by God above.

He will lift you up and give you the strength to carry on. :)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a day before me to enjoy. :D

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