I think bad days started in the Garden of Eden. In fact, I’m sure they started there. God pronounced everything good, and not long after that…a snake, forbidden fruit and an act of disobedience, gave birth to the first bad day. Since that day, bad days will show up from time to time. Bad days are now just a part of life, at least until Christ comes again.
Everyone has a bad day from time to time. If its been awhile since you’ve had one, count yourself blessed, but sooner of later, another bad day is going to jump on your back hard. However, there are a few keys that I believe will help you advance past a bad day and I would like to share them with you.
Key #1 is: Don’t put yourself in prison. (You can’t move forward behind bars.)
In other words, give yourself permission to have a bad day. Having a bad day doesn’t make you a bad person that needs to be locked away. When you think you’re a bad person, you will tend to beat yourself up for days, by putting on the boxing gloves of guilt, and hitting yourself over and over again. Two words for ya…STOP IT!
Key #2 is: Truly want to move past the bad day?
If you are savoring feeling unhappy or maltreated, you’re not prepared to stop having a bad day. Sometimes we like feeling like a victim. You must make the bold decision to move forward. It’s a choice. Kick the victim out the door!
Key #3 is: Do something kind for someone else immediately.
You can write an encouraging email to someone you haven’t spoken with in a while. You can do something for you family they didn’t expect to happen. Any time you do an encouraging act, you move toward God. When you move toward God, a bad day has to let go. It’s really that simple. Letting God love others through you, will bring healing to you. Go ahead…try it.