Are you like me? Or like the woman I’m trying NOT to be?
The woman who has one moment in the day that isn’t going the way I would like to and all of a sudden I feel like my world is over. It’s the worst day ever. My life is horrible. Yep all of that.
A minor disagreement with a friend or coworker.
A flat tire. An unexpected bill. You forgot to take care of an important errand.
Minor things… and now you are on your on your way, (driving 100 mph) might I add, to your own pity party.
And as my mom loves to tell me, “Don’t invite me over because I am not accepting the invitation.”
How many of us have thrown ourselves a full-blown self-pity party with balloons and cake, punch and hot dogs and even invited some of our friends and family over to join us too?
I’ve seen this quote on social media recently that really stood out to me…
“Was it a bad day? Or a bad moment that you milked all day?”
How many of us are milking our bad moments and turning them into bad days?
Well I no longer want that to be me… I actually came into 2019 with the motto..
HAVE YOUR MOMENT AND KEEP IT MOVING.
I am a crier, very emotional being so I think it’s okay to have your moment and let out a good cry….
I mean it can’t be good to hold that stuff in, right?
BUT YOU CAN NOT DWELL THERE AND SIT IN THAT ALL DAY.
Oh how easy it is to cause that one thing to trigger us and the enemy or ourselves will have you turning what should have been 1800 seconds (30 minutes) or less into 86400 seconds (1 day) of depression and before you know it, you’ve laid in the bed all day and were unproductive, angry, and/or sad. A day can then even turn into days.
So where do we go from here?
- You have to be alert.
1 Peter 5:8 says “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
Know your triggers! The enemy knows how to attack, meaning he knows what things will set you back.
i.e. You are already struggling in your finances, only to come home and see a bill in the mail that you were not expecting.
- Train your mind & your thoughts. Take control of your emotions.
2 Corinthians 10:5 says “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”
Command your thoughts to align with the word of God.
This won’t keep me down today. I will not sit in this all day. I win this. It won’t be like this always. I am more than a conqueror. All is well.
Plea the blood of Jesus over your mind and your thoughts.
- Change your perspective.
At the beginning of this year, I was at a gas station and as I was pumping gas (turned my back for 1 min to insert my pin) someone stole my purse out of my passenger side door. Lock your doors people.
Yes I cried. But only for about 20 minutes. That’s record-breaking LOL.
I decided to not give the enemy the victory in the situation. I decided to have my moment and keep it moving.
Yes they took my purse. Yes it was things in my purse that I maybe can’t replace (baby pictures of my mom, shhh she doesn’t know).
BUT it wasn’t my life.
It could have been so much worse. They didn’t take my car. They could have held me at gunpoint for my purse. They could have took the car with me in it.
I had to choose to look at the situation from a different perspective.
So I say to you, HAVE YOUR MOMENT AND KEEP IT MOVING.
Don’t sit there all day.
Fight to get up. Fight to keep going.
“It’s not a struggle, if you aren’t fighting.”- Bishop Glover
It was a moment, so leave it at that.