Encouragement

Just One of ‘Dem’ Days


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It’s so burdensome to be unsure of whether you are in the will of God.

I’m sitting behind a desk, typing on a computer, for something that I no longer believe in. I want to help others, and impact their lives forever by the power of Jesus! I want to help little girl’s know their worth, and teach them to love themselves right where they are. I would love to wake up with a fire fueling my steps to help her. Whoever she is.

But I must be faithful. So I’ll cry behind this screen, and attempt to be faithful, doing something for that which I no longer believe in..

I suppose this little girl must love herself and exactly where God has her at the moment, to help another.

If you are having Just One of ‘Dem’ Days, I want to share what the Lord prepared me with today during my quiet time with Him this morning.

5-8 Servants, respectfully obey your earthly masters but always with an eye to obeying the real master, Christ. Don’t just do what you have to do to get by, but work heartily, as Christ’s servants doing what God wants you to do. And work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mind that no matter who happens to be giving the orders, you’re really serving God. Good work will get you good pay from the Master, regardless of whether you are slave or free.                                                                                                                                                   Ephesians 6

From the book, Learning How to Walk, by Cornelius Lindsey, I read the third chapter titled, Learning to Let Go; I was blessed most by the following excerpt.

“The first thing you must understand is that walking by faith is a day-by-day process. When you walk, you will experience how His grace and mercy is new every morning. You will hunger for His daily bread. Everything you need for your journey will be provided for in that day. You do not have to worry about tomorrow or next week. Just be content and faithful in today.”

Once arriving to work the Lord had me to smile purposely, reminding me that smiling releases happy endorphins. From lifehack.org,

“Neurotransmitters called endorphins are released when you smile. These are triggered by the movements of the muscles in your face, which is interpreted by your brain, which in turn releases these chemicals. Endorphins are responsible for making us feel happy, and they also help lower stress levels. Faking a smile or laugh works as well as the real thing—the brain doesn’t differentiate between real or fake as it interprets the positioning of the facial muscles in the same way. This is known as the facial feedback hypothesis. The more we stimulate our brain to release this chemical the more often we feel happier and relaxed.”

So I faked a few lengthy smiles.

Then the Lord told me to encourage myself, so I did internally and then I had music therapy! I named a playlist on my GrooveShark account, ENDORPHINS! I will continue to add music and listen to this every time to combat the, Just One of ‘Dem’ Days; because I know today isn’t the first or the last.

Here are a few songs I added to this playlist:

  1. “Blessed” by Jill Scott
  2. “Happy” by Pharrell
  3. “Golden” by Jill Scott
  4. “Smile” by Kirk Franklin
  5. “Gotta Get Up” by Jill Scott
  6. “Just Do You” by India.Arie
  7. “There’s Hope” by India.Arie
  8. “Private Party” by India.Arie

Having Just One of ‘Dem’ Days? Share how you combat it in the comment section!

May God’s peace be with you!

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