Have you ever had a really bad day? Of course, we all have. Maybe today is not going so great for you. Well, then this devotion was created for you.
As I was driving my kiddos to school the other day, I am sure it must have been a Monday ( those seem to be one of the most unpopular days ) …my daughter said, “I wish this day was already gone,” Her comment hit me so I wanted to use this as a teachable moment for me and for her. I asked, “Why?” She replied, “because I have so much work to do today and I am ready for this day to already be over.”
I replied, “Well, you know someone is having a birthday today and we may not know who it is, but they never want this day to end because they will probably feel really special all day long.” Then I looked in the rearview mirror and saw that she was intently listening and then I continued, “What if something wonderful was supposed to happen to you today, a beautiful blessing that God wanted to deliver to you, but because you wanted today to go away, you miss that something wonderful because you got your way?” …yes, I know the poet in me just comes out naturally:)
She thought for a moment and then put that priceless-a-little- toothless smile on (she is 7) and said, “Well, I don’t want to miss my blessing. You are right Mom, I want this day to stay.”
How about you? If you are having a really bad day, why not stop for a moment and silently ask God to send you a beautiful blessing today so you can thank him for another day He has given you and in return, with a changed attitude, I bet you will be a blessing to someone else today who needed some “positive kindness” sprinkled into their day too… Jesus whispers, “I will bless you so you can be a blessing”