So as I sit here writing this post I am feeling somewhat defeated. I woke up early this morning only to end up running behind, yelling at the kids, and getting stuck in traffic. I put ribs in the crock-pot and come home expecting a decadent meal only to realize they are overcooked and tough. I log in to Facebook only to have it remind me that I haven’t written a post for my blog in a week. My wheels are spinning and I just feel stuck. Do you ever get that way? Please tell me it’s not just me. It’s on days like today that I find myself sitting back and trying to figure out what went wrong. I had it all together and now I feel as though I’m spread out all over the ground and the rain that has been coming down all day has me buried in mud. Of all weeks for this to be my mood this is not a good one. We are busy this week and by busy I mean the hubs has a lot going on and I’m doing my best to try and keep everything else afloat! Just paddle and breathe, paddle and breathe. I sit here in the midst of this rainy, dreary night and I’m exhausted. The laundry isn’t done, the kitchen is still dirty, the dogs are driving me crazy, the kids are being loud and I’m just sitting in a big ol’ messy puddle of blah. So I start flipping through my bible and come across some notes from a few Sunday’s ago. John 3:30. Thank you Father for that little reminder.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” ~John 3:30
It’s not all about me. It’s not all about you. Yes we are all going to have days like I’ve had today. It’s going to happen and it’s probably going to happen a lot more than you want for it to, but if you can look to God in those moments and let Him increase then you can be confident in knowing that even though you were late to work and the ribs were tough you are still victorious in His eyes. So shake off that case of the blahs, clean off that mud and put that ol’ devil in his place. Don’t get brought down by the everyday mundane tasks of this world for this world is not your home. Now I’m going to go kiss my kiddos goodnight, listen as they say their bedtime prayers, and get comfy on the couch with a blanket and a warm cup of coffee. He has new mercies for us in the morning so pray up for tomorrow’s a new day and it just so happens to be one He has made. Let’s rejoice and be glad in it!