Everyone has a bad day and that’s a fact we need to live with. It’s a part of life.
The past couple of days has been pretty rough. There were things I was dealing
with which were not fun. The challenges I was facing got me discouraged about
my life. What made it worse was the fact I couldn’t do anything about it in my own strength.
I needed the Lord to help me or I really was in “trouble”!
After speaking to my friend who encouraged me I sought the Lord for peace
and help. As I waited on Him I believe He spoke to me…… watching Masterchef Australia (my
favorite cook show.)
One of my favorite contestants was in a pressure test which wasn’t good. That meant they were
in the bottom three and had to fight to stay in the competition. There is no contestant that
wants to be in a pressure test. It’s difficult and the chance to be kicked out is very high.
The contestants who are in the pressure test wear a black apron which doesn’t help the situation
I think! (But that’s just me, they could think it’s cool!)
Anyway before they started their test one of the judges said something that blew me away.
I don’t remember his exact words but he said something to the effect of,
“Every past champion has been where you guys are. Every champion has worn the black apron.
Every champion at one time or other has been in a pressure test.”
That was profound and what I needed to hear. Every winner had a bad day in the competition.
Every winner faced elimination at one time or more in the competition.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for them!
That revelation really encouraged me.
There will be “black apron” moments in my life but that doesn’t mean I am done for. I don’t need to panic
and worry in those times because YAH is with me and He will bring me through the difficult times.
We all have bad day’s friends but don’t let it lead you into thinking “this is
the way things will always be” because that’s not true. Things will get better.
There are so many real life examples but for this post I will use Peter. He denied the Lord. Things must
have been really bad for him. John 21 it tells us that Peter went fishing with a few of the other disciples.
Things were so bad for him that he went back to his old profession. I can only imagine how he felt after he
denied our Lord.
To make it worse that day, they caught nothing! (John 21:3)
Things were bad but to cut a long story short Yeshua showed up and gave Peter and the other disciples
new hope. He reaffirmed Peter’s purpose,
“The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me? He said, “Lord, you
know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. “
Peter had a really bad day but Yeshua forgave him and reinforced his calling.
Know this; “your bad day doesn’t jeopardize YAH’s call on your life”
A bad day is exactly that, a bad day.
The danger we make is thinking there is more to the bad day. That’s what I was doing
before my friend spoke to me. That was a lie.
The Lord will bring you out of whatever you are facing.
He wants you to accomplish the things He created you for and yes, there will be confusing times and days
you fall but that doesn’t change anything. The Lord will help you accomplish everything He called
you to. (I am speaking to me as well)
Bad days are a part of life but remember to always turn to the Lord in those days.
He will help you through the worst of times and bring you to a place of peace, joy, and blessings.
Blessings to you friends.