I’m starting to feel like the Britney Spear’s song, “Oops I Did it Again!” I was determined that I was not going to allow the “small stuff” to occupy my thoughts, waste my time, and get me down in the dumps. However, it seems that no matter how hard I try to carry out this resolution, I keep slipping, sliding, and diving head first into the same old pattern.
The evil one (devil) is such a Master at disguise. He can make it seem that your silly thoughts are justified, and that your pity party is deserved. However, I know better! I know a real problem when I hear it. I recognize a bad situation when I see it. I read heartbreaking stories, and I witness suffering and hardships. Guess what? My situation does not even compare!
I’m ashamed to admit this shortcoming. I’m embarrassed that I can be so shallow. I’m upset that I can be so self-absorbed. I am humiliated to wipe away the tears I shed over minor setbacks or hurt.
I’ve concluded that it is a battle that I am going to have to face daily until my “demons” have grown weary of trying to wear me down. I will need to dress in the armor of faith, and grab the shield of hope, while I wrestle the devil for peace.
Today I am thankful for faith, hope, and peace.