Tuesday, May 18, 2010

move over Grumpy...

...there's a new dwarf in town! I haven't been the nicest of people lately and I haven't felt very good either. And, to add to it, I am praying away the days of school instead of enjoying what I have left and praising Him for the job that I have. I have just been in a funk. Well, thank the Lord for perfect timing. I was looking at a friend's blog, and she posted the next few words. It is JUST what I needed to hear at just the right time...
"This morning I woke up grumpy. I actually have been grumpy the past few mornings. I am usually a morning person, but the last few days I have not been excited about waking up! I found it odd that I read about cheerfulness this morning. Right now, I am complete opposite of being cheerful.

Proverbs 15:15, "...a cheerful heart has a continual feast."

My attitude = My personality

I can not always choose my situation, but I can always choose my attitude toward the situation. I believe the NIV Life Application Bible says it best.... (v.15:15) The secret to a cheerful heart is filling our minds with thoughts that are true, pure, and lovely, with thoughts that dwell on the good things in life.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." Philippians 4:8

So, whatever is put into my mind or how I feel is how I can determine my actions. The question in my devotion today left me feeling guilty. I was asked, "Are you a cheerful Christian?" I plan to ask God to help me be cheerful and overcome how I am feeling...grumpy!"
Amen, sweet girl. Amen.


  1. Very good post! As I was reading, I realized I am not in the best mood (and rarely ever am at work-- especially since it is so close to the end, and I just DON'T want to be here). But you are right, I should just be super thankful that God blessed me with a job- just what I needed while here in Jackson.
    Many days, it has to be a conscience choice to be cheerful, and it can definitely be hard. But as christians- how important it is to show others our inner joy!

  2. My mom once gave Brent a tshirt that said "Sometimes I wake up Grumpy, and sometimes I just let her sleep" :-).....