Peace family, do you ever have those days where you try so hard to do the right thing, but everything goes wrong? An errand that’s supposed to take five minutes takes an hour, friends make you feel insignificant, strangers are rude to you, and obstacles keep coming up to keep you from completing any of your personal goals? And if that’s not enough, everyone you know who makes no effort to do the right thing seems to be better off than you are?
Yesterday, the “last straw” was when I couldn’t find my friend’s daughter’s lemonade stand after I told her I would go to support her. First I went to the wrong Kroger location, so I went to the other Kroger on the opposite end of town, but it also was wrong! (I now know there are at least three Kroger stores in BCS.)
I thought, “Lord! I am trying so hard to do what’s right, and every step is so much harder than it needs be! What is the deal?”
The cashier and I agreed that it’s moments like that, that you just have to take a step back, take a deep breath, and think, “Is there something I’m supposed to be learning here?”
For one thing, maybe my plans aren’t all that important. For another, the fact that some days can be hard doesn’t discount the fact that you are trying to obey God. I don’t know why sometimes everything goes wrong, but I do know that when we continue to love and obey God and treat others with love while everything else goes wrong, he is honored.
Anyway, just a few thoughts from your friendly neighborhood Kat.