This morning while I was getting ready for church I kept getting frustrated: I tried on at least four different outfits and every time I looked in the mirror my hair was sticking up again. By the time I got in my car I was running late and just annoyed. Then I was stopped at a red light, and as usual, a homeless person was holding a sign on the corner. I saw the car stopped next to her roll down their window and hand her some cash and a bag from McDonalds. The homeless woman sat down and couldn't seem to open her bag of food quickly enough and then she inhaled the breakfast sandwich. She might have even finished it by the time the light turned green. But I realized right away that God was putting me in check; I was upset this morning because I couldn't find an outfit because I have too much to choose from. I was upset with my hair even though I am able to wash it everyday and buy endless products to use on it. BUT I wasn't hungry, and I have NEVER been hungry because I couldn't find anything to eat; I've never had absolutely nothing in my fridge. When I say, "I'm hungry and there's nothing to eat," it's because I'm being picky and choose not to eat what I have. And the entire way to church I just kept thanking God for all that I have! There has never been something I truly needed like water, food, warm clothes, or shelter that wasn't given to me. Once you really start to think about all of the blessings in your life, the list grows exponentially. We need to be thankful 100% of the time! We are all so blessed. It is so easy to become discontented with your life, but there are people who are much worse off. Right now, there are most likely people praying for something that you already have. And I just thanked the Lord for everything i could think of. Because at least for me, I know I sometimes jump into the things that I need when I pray, and I don't really take time to thank Him. I couldn't go an hour without Jesus. Sometimes when we pray we focus on the negatives. We need healed from this and strength for that. But God also sees the good in us; He did purchase us after all!
I still remember this day pretty vividly. For quite some time I've been meaning to type it out and post it because it was such an experience for me at the time. I remember feeling so bad for being so upset over such ridiculous things that just don't matter.
Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs!
This post is part of the #Write31Days challenge I'm participating in for the month of October in 2015. Click here to find a list of every post!