Early in the morning on Sunday I was awaken suddenly by an incident that made me very upset. Every day, we have opportunities to get upset, frustrated or offended. Maybe you had plans that didnâ€™t work out, or someone was rude to you at the supermarket, or at the office. Maybe you were doing something that should have taken one hour and it ended up taking three.
Life is full of frustrations, but even though we canâ€™t always control our circumstances, we can control our reaction. I heard somebody say, â€œlife is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond.â€ We should go out each day with a positive attitude, full of hope and expecting Godâ€™s favour. But at the same time, we should recognise that most days are not going to go exactly as we plan. Remember, we were created to live in peace. Peace is our position of power.
Today, if you get stressed because you got off schedule, or upset because your child wouldnâ€™t eat his breakfast, or frustrated because somebody offended you, what youâ€™re doing is giving away your power. Instead, make the decision to release those offenses and disappointments so you can live in peace, and enjoy the day as the blessing God prepared for you!
â€œGood sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.â€(Proverbs 19:11, AMPC)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, today I release all my care, concern, offence and disappointment to You. Father, I will do my best to keep the peace, even when life gets out of control and I get frustrated and angry. God, I wonâ€™tÂ give away the power of peace that You have blessed me with. Help me have the right attitude at all times. I look forward to today knowing that You are with me, leading me into victory, in Jesusâ€™ Name! Amen.Â