I recently remember a time when I was talking with a good friend of mine who happened to be in New Zealand. In NZ there a day ahead and I was just checking up to see how his trip was going. Since there are an hour ahead I got the idea to ask him how tomorrow was going to be, good or bad? He quickly responded with – it’s going to be amazing and awesome! I went to sleep set on the next day being great. When I woke up it was just a regular day but It was an amazing day. All day I expected good things.
What we choose at the start of our day has such a big effect on what the rest of our day will look like. My day was just like every other one but I had choose to believe that it was going to be good. And so it was. Our attitude doesn’t depend on the circumstances (although often I let it)
Here’s the God part. If I truly believe that God is always wanting the best for me. My day should not depend on my circumstances, I should focus on the never ending love and compassion He has for me each moment.
All in all, our days are our responsibility. Choose to have a great day today!
To continue the story. Ever since I had done a Dts with Ywam 2015 (Youth with a mission), it was always my desire to go back and have some time with one of the families in Ontario. So when God told me to go back because i wouldn’t have time later I hardly even gave it a second thought. I jumped on a plane one week later. Have you ever experienced those people who just make you glad you’re alive? The Chimaican (Chinese + Jamaican) mother of this family one day was talking to me about doing missions in Africa, and something about Africa hit home. I didn’t want to get too excited that it might be the where I had been looking for. I needed more conformation. God reminded me a couple days later about a painting I had done a year before (see adjacent picture) that I until this point had not known why I painted it. Jesus said to me “That painting is a picture of you in Africa. I had you paint it for this moment” I was astonished at how God uses things in our past to bring clarity to the future. That is when I knew my where. My heart became filled when i Started to pursue information and look at pictures of the country. My mother-friend questioned me as to where in Africa i would go. I had no idea, and still don’t. I’m trusting in God to show me the specific place but am grateful and thankful for the country.
I can’t help but praise the Lord for the call from small-town country girl across the world to a place with some parts with no running water. I really believe this might have been the reason that I have dreadlocks. God is always preparing us for what is next.