what makes it a good day?

January 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm 5 comments

What makes your day good? 

Not having many classes?  Getting a workout in?  Doing fun things?  Seeing the sunrise?

I’ve realized, over the past few months, that my heart always tries to replace God with people.  I try to find my satisfaction, my happiness, even my worth, from my friends and fun times we have together. 

Recognizing that is the first step to overcoming it, for which I am grateful.  But my heart wanders so much.  It is so forgetful.

Thank God for grace!

Anyways, I’ve known about that for a little while.  But I just realized that I also use people/outside things to define “happiness” for me.  My day was good because….I got to hang out with friends and play games.  I had a long conversation with Kelly.  We did this and that. 

Those things are wonderful blessings.  But if my day is good or bad based entirely on other people and things I’ve done…well, then that’s just really sad because I can’t control other people, and if I define things based solely on what I do then I’m just going to burn out, sooner or later. 

I want to live my life with my eyes open for God and the blessings that he showers in my days.  I want to find my joy in who He is, instead of the fun things I have or don’t have lined up for the day.  And praise Him no matter what.

Maybe the very noticing of this is the first step to change? 

This is my random thought of the day.  What makes it a good day for you?

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elizabeth  |  February 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Hi, Megan! I discovered your blog through Annie’s Musings and wanted to leave a comment. I’m also a communications major, and I hope your semester is going well!

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  • 2. Annie  |  February 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Thank God for grace is right!

    I’ve been experiencing similar thoughts lately. I stray so easily in keeping my focus on Him, even when that’s what I want. It is in Him that we find our strength, our identity, and our joy. I want my life to actually reflect that truth!

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    • 3. Megan  |  February 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      So true, Annie 🙂

      Annnnd – I’m still trying to leave comments on YOUR blog, but in both Internet Explorer and Firefox the comment box is just not showing up. :/ I’m not sure what’s wrong. But yay for snow days – enjoy it! We never, ever cancel school unless it’s super icy. But it’s super icy now…so I’m crossing my fingers (and toes) that it will be cancelled tomorrow. It probably won’t be – but it doesn’t hurt to hope 😉

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      • 4. Annie  |  February 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm

        For real? That’s so annoying! I know sometimes I have to reload the page a time or two, and I use Firefox. I wish it would just work!

        Really? Ours never cancels either, apparently because in W. MI we are supposed to be able to handle snow. But apparently even our university realizes that nearly two feet of snow is a lot, even for us. haha.

        Did you end up getting your day cancelled? I hope so! If you did, I hope you enjoy it! {And sorry for the late response – I’ve been SO behind this week!}

  • 5. singamelody  |  February 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve tried waking up and saying first thing “today is going to be a GREAT day!” And crazy as it sounds, I keep telling that to myself all day, and it’s really made every day sound like a Great day. After all, God is all we need to have a great day, and He promises always to be with us 🙂

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