Wednesday, June 6, 2007
A NEW DAY
Everyday begins with the promise of the unexpected, the drudgery, the same ole same ole with one exception. How WE are going to handle those "Every Day" things. We have a choice each and every moment of how we are going to react to that rude "Bit..h" that just cut me off in line, or that very nice Lady that let me out in tons of traffic... some days are much easier to tolerate than others. Some days something that we wouldn't even give a second thought to will push our buttons and grate on our nerves all day long.
Wonder why that is? We basically are leading the same life we went to bed with- more of less- give or take a little...so what is it that sets or resets our attitudes for say an entire day??
Hormones?? To make a Hormone----just don't pay her! Blood Sugar? Whatever it is I do think we have a lot more control over the way(s) we respond to certain things on any given day. I truly believe it has to do with the BE- attitudes..like the Ones Jesus taught in the Sermon on the mount. Those are in an ideal world and more importantly in the REAL WORLD we live in how we should consistently be!
I certainly fall short many many days--but that doesn't mean that we don't get a "Do Over" each and every morning. The cool thing about God is that His Grace and Mercy are FRESH every single day! We have Do over after Do over with God until we start getting it right more often than we get it wrong!
Let God BE your "attitude" today, or starting tomorrow for just one day- (Use that Old phrase when confronted with a decision or something that demands an immediate response: "What would Jesus do?" just pause and think before you act or speak- try it and see if you can do it for one full day. Then before bed- replay the day and- Count your Blessings verses the Negatives and see what happened. Make a list of two columns if you need to.
Weird question: "If you had a really really terrible crappy day- many more negatives verses the positives- could it be that someone- say Satan to put a name to it- or some Negative force or energy have tried to keep you intentionally from having a better day? I'm not sayin' I'm just sayin-LOL!!!
THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE: IF YOU HAVEN'T ALL THE THINGS YOU WANT, BE GRATEFUL FOR ALL YOU DON'T HAVE THAT YOU DON'T WANT!!!
Love to you all,