Today I woke up late, didn’t get to do my Bible study, had an annoying early class, didn’t feel pretty and didn’t get to dress nice, am hungry and don’t feel great.
So of course I sat in that annoying early class being aggravated and thinking negative things.
Then I decided to stop, read some scripture, and make the intentional decision to feel pretty, be positive, and make use of the time in my day.
I prayed and now I feel better.
Be intentional, Christ is faithful and probably teaching you something.
Jesus welcomes doubts, questions, confusion, frustration, venting, and disbelief. He welcomes those who draw near and say, ‘I feel so far.’ If you haven’t talked to him in a while, he will not bite your head off. His arms are always open. Jesus can handle your clenching of the teeth and shaking of the fist. What he does not want is for you to stay there.
The current season of my life: waiting.
Try not to be entertained by things that Jesus died for.
What you tell yourself everyday will either lift you up or tear you down.
If I’m not pointing people to Jesus then I’m wasting my life.
This is why He warned people to ‘count the cost’ before becoming Christians. ‘Make no mistake,’ He says, ‘if you let me, I will make you perfect. The moment you put yourself in My hands, that is what you’re in for. Nothing less or other than that. You have free will, and if you choose, you can push Me away. But if you do not push Me away understand that I am going to see this job through. Whatever suffering it may cost you in your earthy life, whatever inconceivable purification it may cost you after death, whatever it costs Me, I will never rest, nor let you rest, until you are literally perfect—until my Father can say without reservation that He is well pleased with you, as He said He was well pleased with me. This I can do and will do. But I will not do anything less.’
It bothers me that no one has the patience to deal with someone who is just sad.
Sometimes everything feels so cheap and I think its better to not even ever consider getting into a relationship because there’s zero chance you’re not going to get cheated on.
Not a good day.