With Jen G~

And let us not be weary in well doing:
for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galatians 6:9

Have you ever been tired of trying? Today was seriously one of those days for me. See last night I tried to go to sleep around 1am, which for me is a great hour. Then not even an hour and fifteen minutes later someone wakes me up. Iím talking from 2:15 am until 5 am this brilliant morning.
To say I was cranky is an understatement. Then after 5 am, I get an announcement that I should be up by no later than 7 am. Then when I finally had to get online my computer suffered technical difficulties. In short this day was spent fixing technical and actual difficulties.
However, in the process I had to fight being irritable all day because simply everything felt like it was messing up. Even as I write this Iím thinking I could have had a better attitude while I was going through this mini trial.

ĒSometimes our attitude makes the situation seem worst than it actually is.
It takes Christ, will power and a determined heart to
refuse to be ruled by circumstances.Ē
~Jen G

It was such a reality check to me of how it doesnít always take big things to make us weary. Itís usually a series of little things clustered together that makes us faint. In my case first the lack of sleep, then problems with my computer and other little things through out the day totally made me weary.
I had to fight the urge to take my issues out on the people around me, Even though I wasnít my happy self, I was tolerable for someone who started off the day on a bad note.
Sometimes I think we need to apply that above scripture to our attitudes too, I know I needed to today.
Some days we are surrounded by people who try their best to bring out the worst in us.
Every time we turn around theyíre nit picking at every turn. Then something is always going wrong, and youíre like why? Trust me, I donít know why my computer malfunctioned or why this particular person decided to interrupt my sleep in the wee morning, but I was determined that I would stay cordial and not take my issues out on them because they were egging me on. Thanks to my tolerable attitude, because it definitely wasnít a good attitude, my computer was totally restored like an hour ago. I am so thankful to my brothers who spent all day fixing it for me.
I think we should all expect, even if itís not at the end of the day, but eventually to reap if we donít give up the fight. Keep pressing on in God even when you donít feel like it.
I think sometimes we give up right before we walk into our blessing. Itís like we stop at a red light, and as soon as weíre about to go through the green light we make a U Turn and go back the way we came.
We should never go back and revert to our emotions to cause us to react in an ungodly manner. Trust me I had every opportunity to act ungodly today, and I had to make an active decision to keep on walking the way Jesus would. That whole forgive them because they no not what they do applied today!
So no matter how you wake up, how your day goes or ends, you have the power to do well. You have the strength in Christ not to allow your emotions and the situation at hand to control you. It has to be your choice to take it to prayer, release what is tiring you out unto God, and to press on with the best attitude you can muster up.
I know today, I didnít have the best personality, but I wasnít going to get weary in trying to be amenable to everyone that was around because I was having a bad day.
God is love, so walk in it and you will reap in due season.

Study Notes: The Seasoned 7

1) Donít react emotionally to your circumstances.

2) No matter how bad things look, remind yourself God can turn it around.

3) Walk away from situtations that brings out the worst in you.

4) Talk to God about every situation you face.

5) Try to keep a peaceful spirit.

6) Refuse to revert back to bad attitudes and reactions.

7) Remember walking in love always overcomes in the end.

Memory Verses:

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. Psalms 138:3

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalms 19:14


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