Have you ever just woke up feeling like it was going to be just one of those days. When you don’t want to do anything but stay in bed. That is how the day started off for me. It’s like I had an uneasy feeling in my spirit. My mind was racing at a hundred miles a minute thinking about everything and nothing all at the same time. As I got the girls up and got them ready, I prayed. This gave me some peace, but the lingering feeling didn’t really go away. To be honest it only got worse once I left the house and started moving around. Nothing went anything like I thought it would. I ended up being gone for a lot longer than I expected because my short to-do list turned into a long list of surprises. By the grace of God, I made it through. What I’d like to talk about is how do we handle days like these? Why do we even have them?
Although I am not a fan of days like these, I truly believe that God allows us to go through to draw us closer to Him. Yes, you may have a set schedule in regards to your prayer life or time that you spend with God. I do to. But sometimes we get so caught up in our day-to-day that God wants to break up the regularity. He wants us to pray differently, read our word differently, just overall spend time with Him differently. I know at one point, there was a time in my life where I would spend Tuesday and Thursday morning as my in-depth prayer time and study my bible comprehensively on Monday and Wednesday. Now, I would throw prayer in every day as well as bible study, but God showed me that He wanted to change things up a bit. He wanted to modify my regular scheduled programming. When there is transformation and growth taking place, you cannot continue to do the same old thing the same old way because if you do you will get the same old results. This can be said for everyday life, not just spiritually. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results, hence where the uneasy feeling comes in. God doesn’t want His children to be crazy. He is constantly growing and maturing us in Him and in order for that to happen, something’s in our life and in our everyday ‘norms’ are going to have to shift.
As for how we handle when the shift is taking place, first and foremost we have to acknowledge it for what it is. When you get that feeling on the inside, but you aren’t sure what’s going on you must first acknowledge that something is in fact going on. Don’t just count it off as being tired or depressed. No, that is what the enemy would have you to believe. When those feelings come, talk to God. Not just because you know it’s the right thing to do, be 100 percent honest with Him and tell Him how you feel. Be real with God. If you aren’t real, then there is no way you’re going to be able to make it through. Eventually the front that you are putting up will be exposed. Besides, He already know anyway. When you express your feelings take a minute, and pause. Hear what He has to say back to you. Think about it like this, when you have a conversation with someone you talk and then you listen. Do the same with God, in your conversation take the time to listen.
It can be tough to experience days like what I’ve mentioned above, but what I want you all to get is that you are not the only one it happens to so try your best to see the bigger picture. Having just one of those days, could really be a great thing because that is evidence that a shift is taking place. I don’t know about you, but I say Lord shift me, shape me, mold me and make me into the woman of God that you created me to be. There’s a reason that God allows things to happen in our life. Embrace it. Learn from it. After all, that’s what living life is all about. #iDeclare #justoneofthosedays
Heavenly Father, thank you for seeing me through just one of those days. Although it may not be the most pleasant experience when I am going through, help me to see the bigger picture and truly discern what it is that you would have me to do at that moment. I decree and declare that I will embrace change. I will learn from it and as transformation is taking forth in my life, it will push me towards my destiny. In Jesus name, Amen.
Psalms 139: 23-24 KJV “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”