Moo was a little late getting going with the walking this morning, so I started off without him…and I started thinking back to a few years ago, when we would have what I call “morning wars” – me yelling for him to get up, him not getting up, etc…, which made for some stressful mornings…Moo even told me one time, “Let’s face it ma, I’m not a morning person…” . At one point, I even created a… chore list for Moo with a happy emoticon as one of the chores and the saying “Wake up with a smile on my face and a good attitude” written beside it ( I really chuckled at myself at that memory)….fast forward to today, and we have called a truce with the morning wars (mostly), but this saying got me to thinking about myself and I had an epiphany….This is what God has been trying to teach me: no matter what you face in life Keischa, I want you to have a smile on your face and a good attitude…..a very tall order for KP….lol……my moods admittedly oscillate between “whoo hoo! God is in control!”, to “Oh Lord, what am I gonna do now?”….and I am reminded of Job, who, no matter what he faced, he trusted and praised God….and then I thought about how in the Book of James, we are admonished to have complete faith, without doubt; do not expect to be blessed if your faith is wishy washy (KP version)…now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that I am Job…what I am saying is that I see the similarities in the tests and the ultimate question…..If you lose what you think is important, if you go through pain and struggle, will you have a smile on your face and a good attitude? Thank you for the rhema word this morning Lord, and for seeing fit to speak to this old fool…..
A SMILE ON MY FACE AND A GOOD ATTITUDE
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Keischa Pruden hails from Eastern North Carolina and is a self-proclaimed country girl. She is a wife, mother of 2, licensed therapist, and published author. In her free time, Keischa enjoys listening to music of various genres, reading urban novels (her guilty pleasure), and writing for online publications such as The Mighty, which offers encouragement and a voice for those with special needs, and Notes and Narratives. View all posts by keischapruden