Do you have bad days?

I know, silly question. We all have them, hopefully not every day, but we have them. Sometimes they are easy to get over, sometimes not so much. What can you do? Bad days start out good, sometimes and then turn bad. Then again, some bad  days start with a bad dream and then you wake up and it doesn’t go away! Have you ever had one of those? They stay with you for years, even if you try to forget them.

Bad days are life’s way of giving you a wake-up call, only it is sometimes really LOUD!

So, what can we do about these days that don’t turn out so good? Well, that depends on you.

How do you want this day to go? Is it supposed to be a day for meetings or a sales day? What kind of day is it going to be?

Truly, it is your decision. Just as being happy is your decision every day, having a good day or a bad day is dependent upon your attitude about the day….before you begin the day. If you have never thought about the fact that it is your decision regarding how your day goes, then you need to because it really is your decision.

Now, I am not saying that everything will go perfectly when you decide that your day is going to be a good one, but it likely will be much better than it would’ve been if you got up all grumpy and in a bad mood! Yes, there are ways to have a good day that dad or mom didn’t teach you and for the most part you have to learn them on your own but they are not entirely your own ideas!

The first way to begin to have a good day is to start it off right. Get up and look at something beautiful like the sunrise or your spouse or your kids, because it is a gift from God. All of the best things that you have in your life are just that, gifts from Him. If you don’t believe me, read through the book of Proverbs, then take a look at some of the Psalms. The advice in both of these books is better than the advice that you might get from your parents, unless they happened to be Christians.

Many people don’t think that God’s Word is much more than a dusty old book that has nothing to do with today or the twenty-first century. The best thing about “that old book” is that it is the inspired Word of God, and as such it is a Living Word which means that each person that reads it gets a different message each time they read it. That doesn’t mean that the words change, but as God’s Spirit speaks to you, then you will get a different meaning from the same passages.

That promise of giving you the meaning that you need, the advice that you need is found in God’s Word but it only works for you if you read it with an open mind and a receptive spirit. You have to be willing to hear what the Word is saying as you read it, otherwise they are just words on a page, like these are. I am not a prophet of God, although I am a preacher, which is why He tends to show up in all of the posts which I put out here. Whether I am writing about success in life and business or about your life with Him, He is still central to the success of it all. Don’t turn away from that small voice that you may hear in your heart and soul. I made that mistake once and I will never turn my back on Him again.

Just think about it and let me know what you think. Have a great day! Also, have a wonderful Thanksgiving this next week!