It was Friday morning. The alarm buzzed an awful warning that another jam-packed day awaited. The lumpy hotel mattress and over-large stuffed pillow contributed to the pounding headache which was beating in rhythm with the blaring alarm.
This was day 12 of our travels. I rubbed my eyes stumbled over the discarded bedspread piled on the floor to put the coffee maker in motion.
Crabby doesn’t begin to convey my mood. I was mad to be up so early - again. Mad because my family packed too much into an already tight schedule - again. Mad because the coffee maker only makes one cup at a time - AGAIN. Sheesh!
I was a four-letter word – UGLY!
I deserved to be ugly. I earned this bad mood. After all, this family reunion stuff was not my idea. Why did we need to leave this early? Why was the coffee taking so long? Why have I gained 10 pounds! Sheesh, AGAIN!
It was day 12 of our travels and I took my headache, wimpy coffee and my bible out on the patio to read.
Colossians 1:29 (New International Version) To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.
God was having none of it!
He said, “Not on my watch.”
“Lynn, hear me and know this: I can change your life. I can change your day and I can CERTAINLY change your mood.”
It was not by my energy or effort I would face the day. I am a testimony to God’s power to live beyond my physical limitations, to overcome my circumstances and to live life to the full. I have the privilege to be different from the world. I serve the Living God!
Are you in a bad mood? Read this: Galatians 5:22
I am trusting in the Living God. Have a wonderful day. Be Blessed, Lynn