So How Was Your Monday?

I know it's Tuesday.
I know I forgot to blog yesterday.
I know I drove to Orlando Sunday night, did a photo shoot with Anneka on Monday morning, hurried back to Stuart in the afternoon, passed out and went to sleep.

In my exhaustion, I started to have a pity party.  Why am I so tired?  Why do I have to do this?  Why do I have to work so hard?  I know, whiny.

But amid my wallowing, I had a thought.  I have a great family, a great wife, and daughter.  I love being a Pastor, I get to live in Florida which means I don't shovel snow.  (Ok that last one might be mean.)

But I have a great life.  It isn't perfect, sometimes it is painful.  But it is good!

2 Corinthians 4:8–10  We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

Life will hit you hard.  Life will probably not turn out the way you thought.  But you're not finished.  You're not done.  God hasn't given up on you.  You've got a life, and it is good.  See what God sees, and you will have every reason to rejoice.  Focus on what you have and stop looking for what hasn't happened. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to see my life the way you see it. AMEN