Happy Monday Folks!
Today’s Motivational Monday Moment is meant to inspire you to pray. I’ve had an exhausting 24 hours. It was stressful and I allowed some things to stress me when I shouldn’t have. I know.
It’s my fault.
I was disturbed in my spirit and trying to get my emotions under control. I wish I could tell you that I have all the answers and that I’m not easily stressed, but I don’t. I’m human. I make MANY mistakes. One of the many mistakes is getting sucked into the drama and issues of others.
I’m emotional. I need to learn to not get sucked into drama and just pray. It’s hard though. I want to fight and argue and make a case for my side when you know what? It really doesn’t matter. I can’t change someone’s mind. I can only control my actions and me.
I don’t owe anyone anything. I just need to be the best person that I can be. I need to keep my head in the game and stop feeling the need to validate who I am and what I am doing. I owe nothing to no one.
When I am stressed beyond belief I forget how to pray sometimes. Has that ever happened to you? When there is so much noise in your head that your head is pounding and you forget that the only way out is to pray?
I do. Been there. Done that. Multiple times. Even when I was alone, I knew that I was truly not alone. He was right there with me. Waiting patiently for me to come to him.
However, I want to remind each of us how easy it is to pray through our problems. You are never alone. Just call on Him. How do you call on Him? Just by doing this…
Call on the name of Jesus. Sometimes all you can do is just say “Jesus” and you can start to feel His power working in you. He wants us to call Him. Why? Because there is power in the name of Jesus.
Trust me when I tell you that all you have to do is call on His name because there is power there. I know because this morning I was all out of sorts…angry, defensive and frustrated. I felt alone and I needed to get my mind right before coming into work.
You know what it was? I broke my normal routine. I usually wake up and pray and read devotionals and have prayer with Mr. C. We didn’t do it this morning. He changed his work hours and I got Munch into before and after care at school so our schedules were off. When he called me I was trying to finish up and get out of the door.
I got in the car and told him about a situation that frustrated the heck out of me. I was angry, perturbed and frankly stressed out this morning. He tried to calm me down. He said “Babe, you need to pray”. I responded “Yeah, I need to pray.” It was in a snarky town because I was in a snarky mood. We were not getting along well this morning.
But, you know what? He was right. I needed to pray. My mind was out of sorts and I was not being as I should be. I owned it. I allowed outside things to change me. I needed Jesus. I needed to pray. I needed to have my spirit renewed and refreshed. And you know what it worked.
I started to feel better. What did I do? Nothing. I just went before the throne this morning. I owned my mood and said a prayer…
Hallowed be thy Name
Help me this morning Lord.
I’m coming to you asking for help
You know what I’m going through
You know the pains that are disturbing my spirit
Help me to erase the pain and know that all things
work according to Your will.
That if it is in your will it will be fine.
Allow my spirit to find peace in your words and my mind to be anchored in you
Let me remember that you are sovereign and that no weapon formed
against me shall prosper
There’s nothing like calling the sweet name of Jesus.
Dear Lord please give my weary spirit rest. Help me to forgive those that mean me harm
Teach me how to seek peace and understanding for those who trespass against me.
Teach me how to pray for those that wish me harm.
Dear Lord you are the only true God
so it is in you will that I want to humbly reside.
Bear with me Lord.
I am weak.
I am human.
Renew my mind and renew my spirit.