I started the day with high hopes and my typical list of things to do. But then life happened. Things did not go according to plan. By the end of the day, I felt like I had wasted a whole day. As a matter of fact, I felt like I had even gone backwards. UGH! Feeling disappointed and discouraged, I went to bed, glad for the day to be over.
When I woke up this morning, I knew I better start my day in the Word of God, letting Him renew my mind. Since Philippians is one of my favorite books, I went there. And God said to me:
He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing. Philippians 2:13-14
And there you have it!
Every day may not be a great day, but I can be confident that God is at work in me. He is helping me want what He wants. He is helping me achieve His purpose for my life. And His purpose can be (and probably is) totally different than my neat little list.
So I will choose not to grumble when things go awry. Instead, I choose to believe that my loving Creator is working out His plan in me.
…. Ahhh, I feel so much better now. The sweetness of God’s Word has restored my soul once again. Thank you, Jesus.
Laurie McCaskill said:
Thanks for blogging. I am thrilled to have a conversation with you about the important things in life. In my new found adventures, some days seem wasted. But God is showing me He is working in me, through me, and around me even when it seems that way.
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Thanks for sharing. You encourage me.
Gail Doore said:
Good morning Dale, I’m so happy & blessed to join you here on your blob.
Thanks for being so open w/your daily life i have a hard time to think others haveing a battle going on in there heads . I do fine for a few weeks , things don’t get my goat then I have a couple of week where everything gets me. Mostly cause I didn’t deal w/my feelings & hurts of life. I just wish people woul be fair . We teach our kids to be fair growing up come to find out life isn’t fair.
Praying for you, Gail.