This blank Facebook Post is staring me in the face this morning. Daring me. Daring me to find the positive. In a week that has been filled with obligations, deadlines, bad news, and sleepless nights, how do I end it on a positive note. How do I encourage when I need encouraging. How do I point to God when I just want to have a pity party.
“FLIP THE SCRIPT,” the Holy Spirit reminds me. “I have been right in the middle of this chaotic week. Focus on what you have seen me do in the midst of this very trying week.”
Instead of meditating on all the cruddy stuff that happened this week, I will thank God for the good. Instead of sharing my prayer requests, I’ll share my praise reports!
This is what God has done this week:
Great Belonging Conference where I was given an opportunity to share. In retrospect, many of the things I shared has helped me get through this week.
One day, I got four checks in the mail.
Great bible study this past Monday.
Lots of opportunities to encourage people.
I administered the PSAT on the day I had received bad news. I was able to spend three hours walking around my room praying in the Spirit over that situation. Look at how God looks ahead and provides.
I met all my deadlines.
Great revelation from God this week.
My new book is encouraging people and I’m getting good reviews.
My student cried tears of joy when she got her quiz back. Another student said he understood why I liked math so much. He had fun learning Calculus yesterday.
Both of these realities were my week. The good and the bad. But I get to choose how I remember it. Will I allow the trials to speak louder than the triumphs? The good can’t erase the unpleasant parts of my week. But they can remind that:
God is good.
He is faithful.
All things work together for good.
He is with me.
He loves me.
I am His.
And when I remember these truths, I can face the deadlines, the bad news, the sleepless nights with joy!
Are you having a bad day? A bad week? A bad month? Flip the script. Give thanks for what God is doing in the middle of the chaos.
“I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.””
Psalms 91:2 NKJV