What To Do When You Have “One of Those Days”?

Today I’m just having one of those days…

This month I had all these great plans. Highlight a MOcha Gem each day, promote self-love throughout the month, pull together a few lists with Valentine’s day ideas, but can I be honest?

 

Today I ain’t feeling it! (I know that’s not proper English, but hey I’m being real).

Today I’m just having one of those days. One of those days where I am feeling discouraged. A day where I don’t feel like encouraging anyone and can’t find any inspiring words. It’s just one of those days where I want to curl up in bed and do nothing. Can you relate?

Today is one of those days where no matter how big my faith is or how big I know my God is, I am just tired and ready to throw in the towel. Even though I know my current situation is temporary, I just don’t feel like being optimistic today. The human side of me is present in full force today and I just feel like BLAH. ( I said I was going, to be honest)

woman at computer

Have you ever had one of these “blah” days?

A day where the kids won’t act right? Or perhaps the bills are outweighing the money? You may feel like you have this cloud over your head or you are drowning in your current situation. I can totally relate to this feeling today. One of those days I just want to throw up my hands and scream out, “AHHHHHH”. However, in spite of my feelings, I remember just how temporary this situation is. I remember that emotions are reactions based off my how I am processing things in my world. Furthermore, I remember that my perception forms my reality and not vice versa.

So, why I may be discouraged about certain things in my life? While the human side of me is just feeling blah, I remember all I have to be thankful and grateful for. A loving husband, healthy kids, a family that loves me and is very supportive. As well as a roof over our heads, food on our table, and all the other things God has blessed us with.When I look at it that way, things are not that bad. Yes, I may be facing difficulties, things may not be going exactly how I planned, but then I remember GOD is the author of my destiny. I had plans, goals, and an idea of how certain things would go, but GOD has better plans. I just have to continue to endure through this season.

Photo by William Stitt on Unsplash

Photo by William Stitt on Unsplash

 

Reaping the Harvest

I heard a speaker say a few weeks ago that often the hardest times we face in our lives is the harvest season. The speaker went on to say how everyone gets excited because the harvest is here, but what they fail to realize is the harvest is often one of the most difficult, labor-intensive times of the year. There is a lot you have to endure and go through during the harvest season, however, the reward is greater than the sacrifice.

So although the human side of me may be feeling discouraged and I find myself getting distracted by nonsense, I remind myself that this is my harvest season and what’s to come is far greater than what’s been. I just have to endure!  I encourage you today to keep pressing, keep going, don’t give up. It’s harvest time! Some of your hardest days may be through this season, but the fight will not be in vain.

I know it is hard, especially when that difficulty or struggle you are facing is an integral part of your life, but begin to thank God for the blessings through the difficulties. Your bills may be long and your money short, but thank God you have a job to go to that gives you a paycheck to pay some bills. You may not have all the latest and greatest fashion trends, but be thankful you have clothes on your back. You may not be eating lobster for dinner, but thank God for nourishment.

Photo by henri meilhac on Unsplash

Photo by henri meilhac on Unsplash

Future Focus

We have so much to be thankful for, yet we are all easily distracted by circumstances. Don’t get distracted. Stay focused. One day I had a conversation with God and I started asking him questions about what to do in certain situations. I mean I could not wrap my head around certain things going in my life and why all of sudden I was faced with certain hardships. God simply told me the answer to “What do you do?” is “you do the best that you can do in the situation and one day this moment will pass”.

Today I encourage you to keep doing the best you can and one day, your breakthrough will be here. One day! I don’t know if that day is today, tomorrow, next week, next year, but rest in knowing that your “ONE DAY” is coming!

Honestly, when I started this post, I didn’t know how it was going to end.

When I started writing, I really felt discouraged. I didn’t know if I would have any inspiring words or hope-filled message to leave you with, but the more I typed, the more GOD reminded me of His promises. No matter how bad it looks, someone somewhere would love to have your problems. He also reminded me that in the grand scheme of life, things really aren’t that bad. Stop focusing on all that is wrong and focus on all that is right! Nine times out of ten the good is far greater than bad.

With that being said, on days when you’re feeling like BLAH, remember the feeling is temporary, your situation is temporary, and one-day things will be better.

Hey, guess I did have something inspiring to say after all… Look at God!

Until Next Time,

LaWann

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6 thoughts on “What To Do When You Have “One of Those Days”?”

  1. This entire article speaks to the feelings that pop up in my head more times than not. Thank you for giving me a dose of encouragement on my Saturday morning. I loved it so much I shared it in my Facebook group The Advocacy Garden. Bless You!

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