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The alarm clock screams at you at an ungodly hour. Your kids can't
find their socks, won't look for them and expect you to know where they
are. The milk and your husband have something in common . . . they are
both spoiled. He's upset because he wants to hear "snap, crackle and pop"
while he reads the paper. If he mentions the milk one more time you're
fully prepared to give him "snap, crackle and pop!" It won't be in his
You look at your watch, "oh no late again." You rush through your routine,
get dressed as fast as you can. "I can't be late again." Oh No! Your last
pair of hose just got a run. Isn't that the way it always is? Dressed in
your best jeans, you turn the key in the car. NOTHING! Your car won't start.
What a day, your hose runs and your car won't!
Life is filled with challenging days, and we can't do anything to change
that fact, but we can do something about the way we react to them. Challenging
days can be filled with life when we approach them with a dose of perspective.
These days are part of our life's tapestry. Woven between the days when
everything seems to go right are the ones where everything seems to go
wrong and the ones when things, well don't seem to be going at all. All
days are not created equal, but we can approach every day with an attitude
of gratitude a humble heart and the patience of Job.
Patience isn't just a virtue; it is what keeps us afloat when "we're
up to here" with life. It is the expression of faith that things will get
better, or they won't, but either way we'll make it through the trial.
It is the ultimate testimony that we trust in God to take care of things
and we're willing for Him to do it in His time.
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