Get Up - Up To Know Good on Tuesday

Get Up
Up To Know Good on Tuesday

July 25, 2006

empty bed

During a very dark time in my life, I decided that I was just going to stay in bed. I was going to act as pathetic as I felt by staying under the covers away from reality as long as I liked. By 3:00 in the afternoon of the first day, I realized, “I’m hungry, I’m bored, and I smell bad!” Avoiding the real world wasn’t the dream I thought it might be. I got up, unimpressed by my own pity-party, and took a shower.

Do Good - Look for opportunities to help others as you go through your day. Small gestures such as a smile or holding a door open can mean a lot!

I still have times when I feel sorry for myself. This isn’t just a useless technique for dealing with stress, it’s also a wall to really enjoying my life! Now I poke fun at my immature pity-parties and purposefully look for ways to have fun. Also, it’s amazing how quickly I forget my own gloom when I focus on how I can help others.

“I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2. Read this short Psalm.

Jesus, I’m ready to stop feeling badly for myself. Help me to look up to You and out to others today.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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