It’s Monday again (insert eye roll here), and I honestly was not happy when my alarm went off, I didn’t want to go to work , I didn’t want to get out of bed, didn’t want to pick up my Bible to read , I just wanted to stay in bed , eat and do nothing.
Yeah I had a bad week, and the weekend just ran by before I could even catch a breather and I am not ready to put effort into another week and have it go crazy on me again.
But the way adulting is set up , he who does not work, will not eat and the bills do not go away because you had a bad week, so if you do anyhow you will see anyhow.
So I got up, put on my big girl pants and started the day.
I had my dreams, goals and plans for the year all mapped out and I was on point , meeting deadlines , doing my part , submitting applications for my masters , applying for other jobs as I needed a change and my current job was just stealing my joy. Everything seemed to be going well and suddenly, three of the 5 schools I applied to , turned down my application, I failed my driving test for the third time , I had a horrible week at work and got a major complaint filed against me and that was a big deal, I got dropped at the last stage for a job I applied for…..
I had heard so many no’s that by the time Wednesday came along , I was just ready for the entire year to be over (I know dramatic much) but I guess I took it all hard.
because Like Job, I said
“I can’t stand my life—I hate it! I’m putting it all out on the table, all the bitterness of my life—I’m holding back nothing.””
Job 10:1 MSG
When I was done reading the book of Job, I really didn’t plan to read it at all and honestly no be me suffer pass but something drew me to that book and as I kept reading the Holy spirit kept saying to me , you might have received a 1000 No’s but who cares, all you need is one Yes, but I also learned something…
The devil wants you and the only way he thinks He can get you to curse God, is if he takes away all the things you have (car, job, house. money, husband), but as long as you constantly remember that things are just “things” and you make God your everything then you have hit gold, because no matter how many times the devil roams the earth, no matter how many times he steals things from you, no matter how many things you are plagued with as long as you have God, you have everything and Like Job, God always restores.
So I don’t know what you have had to face in life, I don’t know what trouble surrounds you today, what things the devil has stolen, I don’t know what things you are struggling to hold onto , to acquire but I just thought to remind you, that if you have God, you have Everything. The devil can only play with the things in your life but He can’t come face to face with God and win.
So as you step into this week, whatever happens, however hard it gets, whatever the loses, remember that you have God, and in His beautiful hands, everything that you need.
love and light