Today…is Tuesday, September 12th. And, on today, I didn’t have ANY coffee, today of ALL DAYS…I didn’t have ANY coffee. Like, I even woke up in a slight daze and I walked past my coffee pot and didn’t even say “hello”. I forgot to eat breakfast, and I couldn’t figure out what pants to wear (sassy or fancy…j/k). As I was
BUT…..BEFORE ALL OF THIS OCCURRED…..before I missed my coffee or locked my keys in my car or even ate the cereal, I woke up and thanked God for another day. I got out of my bed, fell to my knees, and I prayed. This morning, I took a shower and got dressed
BEFORE I crossed the threshold to leave my apartment, I read the sticky note on my door that says, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19) God let me know that no matter what I was up against today, He gave me authority over it….EVERY situation! I learned, today, that I really do have the power to take authority over the atmosphere and I have the authority to impose my positive attitude on others. I walked in and explained my car situation to my boss and all she could do was to tell me how impressed she was with the level of calm that I displayed. God let me know that getting worked up would only cause me to take my focus off of Him.
Today…is Tuesday, September 12th. And today, God gave me peace beyond my comprehension. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7) He became my strength at times when I could have easily gotten upset and lost my cool. “God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.” (2 Samuel 22:33) My spending time with God caused my light to shine beyond what was going on with and around me. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) Jesus did all of this FOR ME…even though I didn’t have my coffee. He’s a mighty good God!!! (funny but so serious…coffee helps me “adult”)
Look…all I’m trying to say to you is that you don’t have to allow things or people to ruin your day. How many times has that “one thing” happened at 8:00am and your entire day was shot after that??? Well, I know you get in a rush sometimes…often…but don’t neglect that time with God. When you speak to Him first thing in the morning…when you really talk to Him and listen to Him, you give Him that space to “remind” you throughout the day. Those times when you’d like to “go off” or stress out can be filled with Him talking you through every situation. All those things that occurred in my day…in your day…are conditional. They don’t have to follow you into tomorrow…no need for them to. They are now in the past and you can move forward. You have way too much to do for you to be stuck on what “she said” at 9:23 this morning.
So, tomorrow, “slow down, have a seat” and read God’s word. Allow Him to start your day off right. I’m sure that had I not taken heed to His instructions, I would have cried a few tears, gotten HANGRY (cause hanger is real), and probably not have gotten my work done. Trust Him……He can handle it!
Love y’all….I’m tired….goodnight,