I admit it.  I have been experiencing a sour attitude the last several days.

Why?

The long answer is…well, far too long.  The short answer…I didn’t get my way.

Isn’t that where most bad attitudes emanate from?

In the throes of my frustration tantrum, as I was glaring out my back window at what normally is a pristine view – all I could see was my own smoke coming from my ears and floating in front of my fogged up eyes and cloudy countenance.

I glanced down at the windowsill and thought … really?

Now?

No.

There before my eyes sat the lovely little tan block of wood with the wispy lettered words, “In Everything Give Thanks” and I wanted to shred it into oblivion with my potato peeler!

I sulked away and “reasoned with myself” that at the moment I had every right to be smoldering and I’d just push that reminder to the back of my happily agitated mind.

Then to add insult to injury I popped on Facebook and what do I see, but my teen daughter’s status that read, “I may be weak, but your Spirit’s strong in me.  My flesh may fail, but my God you never will.”

Surrender.

Yeah… God is relentless in His pursuit of his sheep when they wander away, and when they willfully chose to pursue dangerous pastures.

Friend, if you too are frustrated, beaten down, down trodden, or feeling any other emotion that is stealing your joy…  allow me, no actually, allow my daughter to remind you that though you are weak, God’s Spirit is strong in you and He will never fail.

I am choosing joy…I hope you will too!

If you take the time to share with me your frustration today I will pray for you – your job, is to let it go and together we’ll give our attitudes to God and choose joy!