Have you ever had one of those days when it seems you can’t do anything right? I am not talking about the typical, forgetting where you put your keys, and you’re running late kind of deal. No, I am talking about having one of those days where things are far more disruptive and even hurtful.
It starts with waking up in the morning already feeling like you need to ask forgiveness of your sins, adding the drive to work you count 3 more instances you need to ask forgiveness for. Throughout the day you probably have offended or said something you shouldn’t at least 8 times… We are at 11 now, add another 3 for the drive home, 2 for slamming the door and snapping at the kid and then finally you feel like it is done with and the ex-calls just to remind you of how big of an ass you are. All you can do is pick some ungodly choice words and let’em have it right back.
Wow! Have you ever had one of those days? I think I have had more than my fair share, but then again I am only human. As a Christian these are not the type of days we typically have or like to experience. It goes against everything we desire. The day ends with us feeling as filthy rags, unworthy of God’s love even though the bible says He will never stop loving us.
The good news is God is always there to forgive us because we are all prone to sin. It is our fleshly nature and living in a fallen world that can, at times, beat us down.
So what does having a day like this mean and is there anything we can do to prevent such days from happening? I believe there are some tactics we can use to handle such days. Days such as these may indicate our priorities are out of whack, are we spending enough time feeding the Spirit?
Here are some tips to help:
- Try getting up a few minutes earlier in the morning and read your bible. Proverbs are good for morning reading. While you are getting ready for work contemplate on what you have read.
- Sing to God while you are in the shower.
- Realize that we all have bad days and we will do better tomorrow.
- You don’t need to wait until the next day to start over. Each time you sin, confess, and start over and over and over if necessary.
- Evaluate your stress level. Is there something bothering you that you need to deal with?
- Go for a walk and talk to God about your feelings, anger, lack of self-control, short tongue, whatever may be the issue.
- Are you trying to cram too much into too little time? Rush, rush, rush. Not enough time in the day to get it all done? STOP! Prioritize and slow down. Take time to spend with God and take time for yourself.