It’s just one of those days.
It’s an early, very early, 5:30 am early, boot camp class at the gym. I’m getting lapped by my fellow runners, I can’t do another crunch and the weights feel like…weights. I’m feeling quite frustrated.
Do I believe the little voices that are telling me I’m slow, worthless and fat? Or do I choose to believe that I’m doing the best that I can do for that day?
I thank God for giving me a body that can run, bike, swim and swing a racket.
A friend asks to borrow my oven for the afternoon. I get home a few minutes before she arrives to discover my dog had vomited all, and I mean all over the house. As I’m cleaning up the mess, I accidentally kneel in a pile of yuk. My friend rings the doorbell as I realize that my vacuum doesn’t work. What do I do? Do I listen to the voices that say I’m a terrible housekeeper, a slob and my house isn’t nice enough to invite a friend in? Or do I choose to listen to the voice that knows the cleanliness of my house is not an indication of my heart?
I thank God for giving me an oven that works and a friend willing to ask me to use it. We were able to have a sweet conversation with laughter, hugs and understanding. I thank God for friends.
After a few disappointing weeks volunteering, I wasn’t feeling the mojo to lead the bible study. I question whether what I am doing is even worth the effort. As our time ended, two women in the shelter came to me with tears in their eyes and great big hugs. They told me how much they enjoy our time together.
I thank God for sweet affirmations.
Do you have days of doubt? Days when things just aren’t working the way you’d like? Yea, me too.
picture via amyjdelightful.blogspot.com I am so thankful that I chose to walk down the road God laid out before me instead of going in the direction of falsehoods and lies. I have a lot to be thankful for.
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