I had one of these days yesterday. I woke up in such a foul mood – a mood so bad, so far from a godly attitude – that I didn’t even want to be around myself – let alone subject others to my stench. I decided early in the day, before my feet even hit the floor, that I was giving myself a time-out. I knew I needed to spend some time getting my mind right and most importantly, getting my heart before my God.
The house was quiet, I said a few words to the Lord and felt so distracted by my mood that I knew I just needed to unplug, so I decided to watch a movie, Grace Unplugged (no pun intended lol).
By the time the movie was over I was feeling rested and decided to listen to some worship music and sit before the Lord. I was deteremined to not let my focus shift from God’s unconditional love for me, to how disappointed I was in myself. This stinky mood had actually started the day before and I snapped at my husband, only to feel like a jerk and apologize shortly after. I am so thankful he loves me as I am. He knew I was having a hard time and extended his grace and forgiveness to me.
We’re all human, we all have bad days, but even in the midst of the foulest moods we get to choose what we are going to focus on. What we focus on is what will become biggest to us. If I would have focused on my bad mood instead of focusing on how much God loves me, I might not have been able to shake the mood.
I kept a little distance from my family that morning and told them that I had put myself in a time-out so I could get my mind refocused. I don’t want my attitude to affect them having a good day. That’s not fair. I am happy to report that by early afternoon my spirits had lifted and even though there was still a lingering of that stench from earlier in the day, the cloud had lifted.
Thank You Jesus! We got through this with no casualties 😉
I love the fact that we get to choose…we may need to take a time-out and thats okay. Do what you gotta’ do. Just be sure to focus on God’s love for you instead of beating yourself up for being in a bad mood in the first place.
Even in the midst of our struggles God loves us unconditionally.
When we keep ourselves full of the right truth, the truth of God’s unconditional love for us, it makes getting through these times easier. What we put in, is what will come out. For a really great read that will help you grow in a deeper revelation of God’s love and grace grab your copy of The Power of Resting!!
That’s my two cents for the day.
Keep it real –
Being loved by Him, with you,
BIO: Daveda Schmidlin is a happy wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a speaker, teacher, author and former pastor who is passionate about the Gospel of Grace. Her message is sincere, encouraging, simple and profound. Her words will set people free from condemnation and will help usher them into a deeper revelation and understanding of God’s great love.