Have you ever had a ponytail and hat kinda day?
This happened to me the other day. I’ll be honest, I woke up that morning already teetering at the edge. I KNEW that I was. I had stayed up late the night before, and I had allowed my mind to dwell on negativity.
My brain was foggy and my emotions were a bit frazzled. It was just gonna be one of those days.
I needed Jesus and and I needed some coffee.
And do you know what else I needed?
To get over myself. To look beyond my own nose and realize that, while I may wish I could curl back up in bed and zombie out to my phone, I had people that needed me. And they needed me to lay my frustrations at God’s feet, not to let them overflow and affect them.
We hear a lot these days about self-love. Self-acceptance. And is there a time and place for those things? YES! But we cannot use them as a cop-out to live in sin. If I choose to fester in my frustrations, I am choosing sin. And what inevitably will happen is those frustrations will come out as a snappy comment, a neglectful action, or an irritated attitude toward my family.
You and I, we’re not perfect. We will have bad days, and we will say or do things we regret. And yes there is ABSOLUTELY a time and place for stepping back to care for ourselves – to rest and rejuvenate our hearts and minds so we can be who we need to be. And we cant beat ourselves up over every little thing – grace is there for a reason!
But sometimes, if you’re like me, we can use excuses for our continued bad behavior when really we just need to bring it to God. Let Him work His peace in us. Because we can’t truly extend to others what has not been worked in our own hearts.
I don’t know what your day was like friend. If it was a ponytail-and-hat day like mine. If it was, here is a virtual hug and a prayer that God will grant you the grace to be an extension of Him. If it was a good day, here’s a hug anyway!
And here’s to a Jesus-filled tomorrow for all of us!❤
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