It's Going to be One of Those Days

It's Going to be One of Those Days

 

 

I woke up this morning and started thinking about all the things that I needed to do. What a list, but I think I can get through it. I need to ship off a table that is a week past due, go to the bank, take my truck in because there is a terrible rattling in the transmission, go to the post office, go to the chiropractor because I threw my back out a few days ago, and format ninety two lessons and load them on our web site so that it will be complete. It’s going to be one of those days. I feel myself getting into one of those moods, you know the one, where you are running ninety-to-nothing, and you have no patience with anyone or anything. I can’t take one more thing going wrong. I need to get a handle on all this stuff or it will be the end of me.

I was driving to my first task, which was to have my truck looked at. I was thinking that if they told me I would not be able to drive it until I got it repaired, well that would really jack things up. On my way to the garage, I looked up to the sky and said, “I having a really bad day Jesus, but I still love You”. I pulled into the garage and they checked my truck and said it might be something in the transmission. The mechanic said he wanted to try some of this special additive that he had. He said that it might fix the rattle. If this didn’t fix the rattle, it would need to be repaired, which would be about $300. He added the fluid and took it for a test drive and when he came back he said, “The additive seemed to do the trick”. The day just kept getting better from there.

I stopped and picked up a friend of mine to ride with me while I was trying to complete all these tasks so that I would have someone to talk with. The entire time we talked about walking with Christ and what that meant. I got the table delivered, got to the bank, picked up the mail, and I even was able to see the chiropractor and he put everything back in order and I am now starting to feel like I can sit without pain. Yes, the day definitely was getting better. After I left the chiropractor, I ran into an old friend that I hadn’t seen in awhile and after a short visit, he told me to call him that he would really like to go fishing with me. That was a good thing. After all the running around, we stopped and got a couple of meatball sandwiches and a coke. That was a good thing. I dropped off my friend and went home to lay down for awhile and catch a little nap.

When I woke up I put on some coffee and started working on some of the lessons that I needed to format for the web site and while I was typing, the phone rang. There was a lady on the phone from the VFW and she said that she has been trying to get a hold of me for a month because they took up a donation for our men’s shelter, but she could not find our phone number. She said that she had been carrying a check around in her purse for a month. I gave her our address and thanked her. That was a good thing. I called a dear friend of mine to tell her and her husband about the web site we had and ended up talking about Jesus for about an hour. It really did my heart good to talk about Jesus. That was a good thing. When I woke up this morning and looked at all the things that I had to do and how far behind the curve I was, I knew it was going to be one of those days. When I was  driving in my truck and told Jesus that even though I was having a rough time, I still loved Him, He knew it was going to be one of those days.

There are two ways to go through life, your point of view, or His point of view. Our point of view says, “I can’t take another thing or I will lose it”. His point of view says, “Draw near with confidence to My throne so that you may receive mercy and find grace to help you in your time of need”. God knew how my day could turn out if only I didn’t lose sight of where the help came from. It is late and it has been a long day. As I write this story, I guess it is sort of a thank you letter to Jesus. I hope and pray that I will always find the strength to say, “Jesus I love you even though I am having one of those days”, and then know that He will welcome me to His throne of mercy and grace so that I can have one of His days.

 

Luke 12:31

31 He will always give you all you need from day to day if you will make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.