I was "cranky" today. I really was! Actually, I was down right irritable. The morning got started off wrong and, then, one thing after another happened to further aggravate my "crankiness". I had made some special plans this weekend that had to be canceled. So, I went to work a little sad. At work, I found out definitely that our office Christmas party has been scheduled at a time when I probably won't be able to go. Then, a co-worker (who is not known for her compassion or tact!) interrupted my conversation with another co-worker and proceeded to be unsympathetic, unkind, and harsh. It hurt my feelings and, to be honest, it made me mad!
Shortly after that, a patient hung up on me while I was confirming his wife's appointment. Another patient saw on her caller ID that our office had called, but instead of listening to the message I had left, she called. So, I had to take her call (instead of confirming another one of the 130 appts. I was calling today) to repeat the message I had already left on her voice mail. By this time, I just wanted to get the heck out of Dodge! So, I skipped lunch and left as soon as I was done!
On my way home, the Lord reminded me that just yesterday Jackie at Empty Nest Full of Life asked the question....."What keeps you focused on your daily blessings?" My response to her question was very spiritual............my response to this day was NOT! God's nudge led to repentance and the frustrations of the day began to melt away. I am disappointed in myself, but if tomorrow comes and I am a part of it, I will have other opportunities to exercise grace and gratitude. It is a comfort to know that my Heavenly Father will not let me get away with disobedience. He loves me much too much for that!
"My child, don't ignore it when the Lord disciplines you, and don't be discouraged when He corrects you." Prov. 3:11
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