Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good Is More Than Just A Feeling



Today was a pretty long day, and towards the end of the day, Jonathan came into my classroom to bring me the computer while the kid’s were taking a nap, and I asked him how his day was going. He simply said God is good. I interjected and asked, why? What happened? He replied, nothing. He is just good! I stopped and thought about it. That statement spoke to me in volumes. It seems like it is easy to judge how good God is based on what he has done for us. Or based on how we are feeling, when, all in all, He is good. He blesses us when we feel cursed, and he loves us when we feel hated. He is with us even on the worst days or longest days we go through! He was there today with me, even when I felt on the defense in my job situation all day long. It’s been rough today, and it is so easy to get caught up in how bad things seem to be, when really, they aren’t that bad, or at least not that different than how things were yesterday, yet yesterday was somewhat better. Not sure if this will make sense, but, I never understood what it meant to wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Theoretically does it mean that your attitude is primarily negatively altered? Either way, that is maybe how I felt today. I am just ready to be done with this job, I feel like I have emotionally signed out for good. But I still have a month and a week left there. I haven’t been very graceful to some people at work, which I have regretted. It’s sucks to be a downer! I’m not happy when I am a downer, and I know those around me don’t appreciate it! I want to snap out of it, for the sake of those I work with all day long! I still want to find peace in finishing up this job with a more pleasant attitude. I used to have purpose to love everyone more hardcore, now it seems like I am barely getting by with somewhat of a tolerable approach. But really, the issues I have don’t have to do with the other teachers, no, it has to do with the school system itself. The way things are run, and how many just fall into place as what is expected in this system. I am just not willing to fall into place anymore. That is probably why my attitude has gone south. It’s no excuse to treat people bad though…I just need to find grace, in order to give grace…

10 comments:

Manuela said...

I understand how you feel- will be praying for you :)

Nicole said...

Hey, thank you! It means a lot to know that you are there Manu!

scarlettmae1818 said...

My favorite Bible verse is running through my head as I am reading this post....Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, Plans to Prosper you and not to Harm you, Plans to give you a hope and a future."

It's the verse I turn to everytime I start feeling that way. Its the verse I turn to when I need to be reminded that God really is good. We may not see His plans right now, but he knows what they are.

Thanks for your blog btw. I have really enjoyed reading it. I stumbled across it tonight as I was avoiding sleep.

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