This post in the 31 Day series is brought to you by the word Forgotten. Here I sit at 9:00 p.m., having just remembered that I had a post to write today. Just being honest here, in case you ever got the crazy notion in your head that I've got it all together.
Today was one of those days where I just didn't want to be doing what I was doing.
I didn't want to homeschool. I didn't want Jeremy to be working overtime anymore. I didn't want to be avoiding sugar and grains on this cleanse I'm in the middle of. And I didn't want to be feeling the way I was feeling. I didn't. I didn't. I didn't.
Doesn't it sound like I was a cheerful person to be around today?
Just ask my kids, they'd tell you that mom was a wee bit off her game. So, lets talk about those funky moods we find ourselves in, because I'm fresh out of one. And don't want to be back into one in the next week, which has been the pattern.
The end of the week comes, and mom is grumpy again on Friday because she's spent and feeling behind.
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I know without a doubt, that the troubles of the day would have disappeared, had I just rested. Just stopped the thought pattern that caused me to wish I could be doing something else in those moments. And rested in what God gave me to do today.
And what He gave me to do was good. It is good.
Here's the verse that plays over and over in my mind on days like these:
17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Sort of stops you in your tracks, doesn't it? I do want to do everything for Him. Not for me--because it makes me happy or excited. But for Him because I'm doing His work. The work He gives me is good. His assignments for me bring joy.
Joy that no bad attitude, or "if only" statements can take away.
What situations in life are making you cranky? What verses help you get on the other side of a funky mood?