March 11

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I know through experience that I have the choice each day to either focus on what's right in my life and have a good day or to dwell on everything that's wrong in my life and have a bad day. I know this. I really do. But sometimes I don't remember it til I've been in the mire and muck of a really really bad day.
I've had few really really bad days recently. I can't seem to shake this allergy/cold thing and my iron deficiency hasn't helped. Despite years of insomnia, I've been falling asleep at the drop of a hat and haven't wanted to wake up. And I've struggled with the unexpected death of a friend that I loved deeply. Then the last two days I've felt surrounded by people who don't really like me much but have to love me because they're my family. ( I know it's hard to believe there could be anyone who didn't like me right? lol)
This morning I woke up and determined this was going to be a good day despite anything that can and will go wrong. So far, I 'm doing ok. But I'm not perfect. And that's ok. God doesn't call me to be perfect. I'm in a constant state of being perfected and polished by Him, but He doesn't expect perfection from me in this earthly body.
I prayed on my drive in to work that God would put me in a better frame of mind today. That He would allow me to see all that is good and right, and to hold on to the fact that He loves me...and He likes me.
And since He loves and likes me so much, He sent me the song by Sanctus Real called Forgiven. If you haven't heard it, I'd encourage you to listen to it. Either way I think you should remember this line from the song..."When I don't measure up to much in this life, I'm a treasure in the arms of Christ cause I'm forgiven." It doesn't matter if anyone else sees the potential and purpose of who I am or who you are, because Christ sees us as His treasure and that's all that matters.
Be blessed my friends. And know you matter to me and more importantly you matter to Christ.