This morning, I drank my coffee and did not feel one bit more spiritual. I knew from my lack of energy last night that I was likely going to be battling a hormonal shift, and I could already feel myself accepting in resignation that today was “not going to be a good or profitable day.”
Not a good start
But in God’s grace, I had enough forethought to ask myself what Scripture would be most helpful in my frame of mind. Where would you turn? I turned to Proverbs to find all my laziness verses. 🙂 And I settled on this one:
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:1
I reminded myself that if I was going to have a good day, I would have to be deliberate, in order to overcome the natural tendency before me. After a brief moment of discontent for my personality, I then asked what I could do in order to build a wise house today. Here are a few things:
- Put on music.
- Get a good momentum going. If I can get all accomplished by 2:00, I can coast a bit. I still need to consider what I’ll do during the evening time (Lee is on call tonight and will not be here). Perhaps I’ll
- Stop thinking negatively. Instead of assuming I’m at the mercy of my own mood, I can see that God has provided a way to finish my day loving my husband and children.
- Take a shower and take the time to look nice. Sounds silly, but I know I feel better when my makeup is on and my hair is done (teeth brushed is good, too), even if I’m not going anywhere. It’s extra important to do that when I’m feeling that slump.
- Turn off the computer. Now to do that and get back to work, so I don’t lose my margin.
- Pray that God will help me as I build my house wisely. I’ll let you know how my day went later…