I can be pretty grumpy at times… Last night after I got home from a great day at work I thought everything was going to go as planned. I was going to be able to borrow the car go to Jordans, chill with Batman and Joker (the pigs), followed by a movie and then returning home at a reasonable hour to get a shower and sleep before returning to work the next morning. Well lets just say none of that happened.
I got home happy, excited and ready to go, when yet again, mom had no idea what she was doing with an assignment, an hour later I had shown her how to do it and how to fix it, well she was still upset and now because it wasn’t the way she wanted it, it was my fault. So, I hid in my room.
An hour after that I was informed I could have the car, but by that time there was no point, I wouldn’t be able to get to bed at a decent hour for work the following day. Well, with my plans messed up and frustration setting in I lied in my bed sulking and being grumpy. Ignoring incoming text, Facebook, and my Bible.
The sad fact was that earlier that day I had gotten the opportunity to read a little bit more of my book, and in that she talked about how God had interrupted her day because He wanted to show her something. When I woke up a little less grumpy and started getting ready for work I realized I might have just said No to listening to God. I let my bad attitude get in the way of whatever it was he was trying to tell me.
“I knew i had let unimportant problems become my source of contentment or discontented as the case turned out to be. I allowed my emotions to control my sense of joy.” -Lysa Terkeurst What Happens When Young Women Say Yes to God
I followed suit in that yesterday I let my frustration get in the way of everything. I didn’t find joy in a beautiful evening, the wonderful day that had occurred at work, the gift of just a single text from a business partner I hadn’t spoken to since school let out, or even just the joy of being with people I care about and living one more day.
Emotions are powerful, but don’t let them control you or your decisions.