Do you know those days when you wake up feeling refreshed? The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you’re completely ready to conquer the day? And then you have days that make you wonder, “WHY?!” Even as a Christian; a believer in God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (if you don’t understand the relationship here, how God is One and yet all three, then I strongly suggest watching The Shack); but even as Christians, we’re only Human – we have flaws and we still don’t have it all together… some may have it together better than others BUT we ALL NEED Jesus.
Yesterday, I had one of those WHY days. Honestly, the only thing terrible that happened was my mood and NOTHING seemed to be helping me out here. (Thinking about it now, I should’ve taken 5 minutes and shut myself in a closet to pray – if you’re skeptical about this, watch War Room!) Seriously though, the struggle was real yesterday… I couldn’t get my littles to listen, my husband and I couldn’t work as a team (poor guy wasn’t feeling well either) and we’re trying to go to an Easter brunch! Now to top it off a Jehovah’s Witness chose my door to knock on. Here I am presented with an incredible opportunity to share the love of Christ and what do I do but open the door to tell this poor woman, “No thank you, we’re Christians” and rudely shut the door in her face…
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH ME?! Did I really just say, “No thanks, we’re Christians” and slam the door in her face?!?!
This right here is my point. Even as a Christian, I treated that woman terribly because of my own selfishness that she had nothing to do with. I had only been thinking about how annoyed I was and how nothing seemed to be going right. I treated that person like the plague – how is that Christ like at all? It’s not!
Now we’re in the vehicle driving to an early Easter brunch and I’m convicted with how rude and disrespectful I was. I want to apologize profusely and cannot which only fuels my frustration… I ask God to forgive me and that He wrap His loving arms around her.
This is why James 1:19 is so very important. It reads, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.” Even knowing this verse, I had failed in living up to it; I need Jesus. Even as a proclaimed Christian, I failed at sharing Christ’s love; I need Jesus. Even knowing that Christ is The resurrected Son of God, my Lord and Savior; I’m still not perfect and I need Him in EVERY moment of EVERY day!
It doesn’t matter what ethnic background we come from, what race we are, what religion we practice or what kind of faith we have… We are ALL equal in His eyes. We are ALL His children. God made a way to offer us life and the opportunity to live it abundantly; if only we accept Him❤
No matter what season you are in, don’t be discouraged with such days as these – they are simply a distraction; a tool that our enemy likes to use frequently. Stay focused, keep placing one foot in front of the other and ask God to take every step with you; ask Him to lead the way.
With love in Christ,