It is onlyMonday and it appears this week is already trying to get the best of me. I am tired. I am very tired. And because I am tired my emotions are running high. And because my emotions are running high I am letting unnecessary, silly things get to me. I am letting the devil in and a’int nobody got time for the devil… especially during finals week. I am trying my hardest not to complain about this week because I am thankful I have the opportunity to learn. I look around at people all over the world who are in such worse positions or whom are going through things I can’t even understand. And I am trying my absolute hardest to stay positive, but I can’t be positive when I am letting the devil in. I ran across this quote at almost the perfect time and quickly realized I was talking to the devil. I was letting him control me. I was being negative because right now that seems like the easiest thing to do. I was talking to the devil and I was not talking to God.
I am not writing this to get your attention and think “poor Cade.” I am writing this to tell you that if you are talking to the devil… stop. It honestly is hard to know you are doing it until you stop and think about it. The Lord is never going to give us something we can’t handle. When we go through times of trial and tribulation, it is only to teach us something. And then in the end, things turn out better than I could have ever imagined. I do not know and I do not understand why God is placing all these things on me during this week of all weeks, but I have news for the devil and who else wants to see me fail. I am better than that and I have a God who is watching over me always. He is challenging me and I do not like it. But I do know when all is said and done I will be thankful. Right now, the hardest part is remembering that.
The good news is that I am done with accounting and math forever. I will never ever do that to myself again! So praise God for lots learned and praise Him for that part of learning being over.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.” Proverbs 3:6-7.
I am no longer talking to the devil. I am choosing to talk to my God who knows my heart and knows what is best for me. Do not talk to the devil my friends… He will listen and he will use that to his advantage.
Southern and Thankful