Today was a really hard day. I’ve been fighting a cold of some sort, and even with the vernors and ice cream my husband brought home I am still feeling draggy. It doesn’t help that I’m at a “low point” hormonally.
My kids are probably not feeling well either, because they’re easily distressed this morning.
I did have my devotions, but they didn’t seem to “help” my feelings of misery (I’m being a little melodramatic on purpose). Then the thought occured to me that perhaps God just wants me to do right even if I don’t feel like it.
- I must be patient with my children, even if I don’t feel like it.
- I must make them lunch, even if I don’t feel like it.
- I must be productive, even if I don’t feel like it.
And on and on.
So, we cleaned and swept the patio today. It’s a beautiful day, and by the time we were done, we didn’t even need jackets. I keep reminding myself that each day this month, I’m putting something new in the freezer. And my room is nearly clean.
But I still have to do right because it is right, regardless of my feelings. I think perhaps this is the lesson God wants me to learn this week.
Now for some chocolate ice cream as I finish my room…