Yesterday was a fun day, but a busy day. I enjoyed every moment as I got to do something that I loved with someone very special to me, but today is a different story. Yes, today is a totally different story. I’m a little fatigued, or might I say exhausted. After all of the joy that yesterday brought, today I am feeling tired and a little depleted physically because I was going strong for almost 24 hours. Now this is not the norm for me, but there are times when opportunities arise that are cause for celebration, and this was one of those times. I wouldn’t have changed any of it. It was a beautiful day.
So today is just a regular day. Nothing really special going on, except for one thing. I’m taking a day to rest and not do much of anything. I have learned how important this is to our physical bodies, as well as our mind and spirit. Yesterday had many highs, but today is a day full of lows. Everything seems wrong in my world, but that’s not true. When we are tired, our minds have a way of playing tricks on us. They make us believe lies about things only because our bodies are just needing a break. I’ve learned not to make any important decisions on days like these. It’s amazing how much our physical affects our mental and spiritual. Be cautious on these “low” days. Satan is seeking the perfect opportunity to defeat and discourage us on these days.
It’s so easy on these days to feel so alone. Now once again, that’s not the truth, but that’s how it feels. Yesterday I was surrounded in relationship, but today I am by myself. Actually, this is exactly what I need today as I take this much needed break and just focus on me and God. It’s wonderful to experience time with family and friends, but it’s also nice to have time apart in order to process and recuperate from all that we experience, whether positive or negative. We should never isolate ourselves, but there spaces in our life that we need alone time with just us and God. This is the fuel that’s necessary to function the way that God intended. He is always purposeful about everything that He does.
As I sit here, my mind is already thinking about the next time that I get to enjoy some more fun like I did yesterday. I look forward to these times as it gives me a way to get away from life’s cares and concerns for awhile. It gives me a chance to do something that I enjoy apart from the same mundane things that I do everyday. It gives me a chance to just be me, laugh, and enjoy life. Of course, we must experience a little fun in each day, but there is something so special about planning a special outing with a friend or family member. It gives us something to look forward to, but it also adds space in our life to just “be” without “being” as we are on the other days. God smiles on this because you are taking care of you!
It’s so easy to get caught up in not being honest with ourselves and only being concerned with how things appear in our lives. I’ve chosen to live a transparent life as it brings me great joy to share my heart with you. I want you to see the things that are going well, but also the things that need some improvement in my life. If we’re always silent about our struggles, then others think there is something wrong with them, when in actuality, we are all struggling with the very same battles. They just have different names and faces, thus sharing my struggles with you. Oh how great the freedom and beauty to be able to do that. That’s what brings me great joy!
So if you’re having one of “those days,” then don’t despair or give up. We all experience “those days.” I’m making it through mine with God’s help, and you’ll make it through yours with God’s help just like I have mine. Today is just one page in our life. Life will go on after today so don’t get stuck in today. Tomorrow is just ahead, and it’s so much more beautiful. Yes, my friend, better and brighter days are ahead. We just must keep moving forward. God’s already there!