Food For Thought Today: Day From Hell
If I didn't know better I'd have sworn that yesterday was a day straight from hell. Nothing seemed to be moving and nearly every call/email that came through was geared towards driving me insane. Clients not picking up calls; suppliers playing hardball, plus, plus, plus.... Could anyone else be having it as bad as I was really?
By noon, I was having a fully blown migraine and the worst part was, I didn't have my anti-migraines with me. I hadn't realized how bad the migraine was until I started using the AC remote control to operate the TV in the office.... And the traffic in the evening did not help the situation at all; it took me 120 minutes to get home, four times the time it takes me on normal days!
Then I remembered something very important. There is no way this day could have come from hell because except God, no one else has the power to create a day or a night. Besides, even the landlord of hell was created by God Himself!
So, how did this change my view of things?
It reminded me that the devil has no power to create but only to destroy, and if he cannot create me, then he cannot destroy me either.
It reminded me that the devil is the
king, sorry scratch that, he is the author of lies and thus causes us to see things through his eyes of lies.
It reminded me that no matter what I am going through, though it is no consolation, there is someone else out there who is going through worse.
It reminded me that I am just going through a bad day, and not a bad life.
It reminded me that EVERYTHING happens for a reason; even when the "everything" is driving you up the wall.
Last but not least, it reminded me Romans 8:28 says, "All things work together for good for them that LOVE/TRUST the Lord"... simply put, regardless of the kind of day you might be having, if you love/trust God, the end result will be GOOD.
The next time you are having a bad day, just remember that it is not the end of life. Remember, it is always darkest just before dawn.
Last but not least, remember that stars in the sky can only be seen clearly when it is pitch dark. And you are a star, meaning when things are so dark, that's when you are set to shine.
Wishing you all the shine you can master today!