What to do when you're having 'one of those days'...
Today was absolutely just 'one of those days.' You know the kind I mean. I had a super long to do list, where nothing has gotten done. Except things that weren't on my list. Because they weren't part of my plans for the day. Because everything (drastic exageration) had gone wrong. I was ready to crawl back into my bed and cry myself to sleep by noon! (For your sake, I hope you've never been there. For my sake, I pray I'm not alone.) I had so many plans for the day. Things I needed to do, and things I wanted to do. But as it turns out, the devil had other plans. I don't typically play the blame card with him. (I just don't like to give him that much credit.) But with all that has been going on in my life lately (incredibly good- but incredibly stressful), I know in my gut it was him trying to ruin my day (and almost succeeded). When you have days like mine was—can I offer you a bit of insight? Don't take it too personally. Satan isn't after you, per se. He's after God. He knows the love that the Father has for us, and that the only way to hurt El Elyon (God Most High), is to hurt our relationship with Him. And he does that by attacking us in our daily lives. (Ephesians 6:12)
Satan isn't after you- he's after God.
The best way to get through these days (really any and every day) is to pray. Pray for strength, patience, hope—whatever it is you need in the moment. He is a liar and a thief. (John 8:44; John 10:10) He seeks to destroy God by destroying us. Don't allow him the satisfaction.
He seeks to destroy God by destroying us. Don't allow him the satisfaction.
It's easy to get caught up in our daily troubles; to let them overwhelm our thoughts and control our emotions. But it goes much deeper than that. There is a battle raging daily for our spirit. The enemy will attempt to deceive you, tempt you and accuse you. Staying grounded in God’s Word will help you fight the deception. It will also help you grow in your walk with Him, which will help you overcome his traps of temptation. (Matthew 26:41, James 4:7) Having God’s Word written on our hearts and in our minds will help fend off the accusations (lies). His condemnation is futile when you have accepted Jesus. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
*The good news is that while we certainly are no match for the devil, our advocate Jesus is. He is our Defender, our Ally and our Savior. To help protect yourself from the enemy’s attacks, read more about the Armor of God to prepare yourself for the battle. Ephesians 6:10-18.
What ways have helped you get through ‘one of those days’?