Have you ever said that when your day seems to unravel event after event?
…Your alarm failed to go off so you’re rushing at the speed on light, throwing your hair up in a messy bun. [Side note, ladies: Let’s be honest, a messy bun takes a stupid silly amount of perfecting.]
…You are already running late to school/work and you realize your car is on E
…You and your friend or significant other are butting heads all day
…You totally forget about your important exam and totally bomb it
…Anddd to top it off, your fish died
Let’s face it, we’ve all had these types of days. No matter how “small” or big a problem may be that you face in your day, it can make us feel totally out of control and useless. We have all been there.
“It is just not my day,”
Here’s the thing, that statement could not be any more TRUE. No day is “your day”. Why? Because every single day, month, year, decade, and beyond is The Lord’s.
“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it,” Psalm 118:24 NLT
God has perfectly planned out the itinerary for today, tomorrow, and all the rest of the days of eternity. Let us celebrate His grace no matter what our day may throw at us. DEPEND on Him; day in and day out.
One of my biggest faults is trying to take control from God. Basically what it boils down to is trying to BE God. That makes me cringe just thinking about it, who would ever try to fill in almighty shoes of our one and only Lord? But in reality, that’s what it is when we try to be the captain of our own lives, recklessly sailing through life after what’s “best” for ourselves.
Then the boat crashes. And we feel like a failure. “Why did God let this happen?” “Doesn’t He want what’s best for me?” “Does He even love me?”
We can pursue genuinely good things every day–admission to a good school, the job we have been praying for for months and years, the person we think is potentially our future spouse, etc.–but if that certain thing doesn’t align with God’s ultimate will, that door will be shut. Sometimes it is slammed in our face and we bang our pinky toe on the way out.
But that isn’t the end of your story. God has a beautifully arranged plot to your life, all you have to do is surrender and trust each day. It will be a battle. Great things you desire may not happen, but know that God has something even more miraculous planned.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them,” Romans 8:28 NLT
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope,” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
Seek God’s higher purpose in the middle of the chaos. He is performing miracles 24/7. Soak up His presence. Hand over the steering wheel to Him.