I found myself in a funk yesterday. It was one of those days in which you get out of bed tired because of interrupted sleep. And all day your agenda is interrupted, so you can’t do the things you’d planned. And in the bit of agenda-time you get, your computer freezes, and freezes. And you’re reminded of everything else that isn’t working right now . . . in all of life.
And you need a nap.
(Ever notice that when you’re already irritated, you’re easily irritated?)
And sometime in the evening I remembered I’d done a video two days before and needed to do a blog post on pushing past your moods. I had to laugh at how timely it was. When I write it down like this, it sounds silly and whiny, yet in the moment, it’s so real . . . like a cloud that descends and hovers, growing bigger by the moment.
But the last thing I want is to be controlled by a mood. I don’t even like myself when I’m in a mood, and certainly don’t like the way it effects the people around me, the work that needs to get done, and my day as a whole.
As believers, we don’t have to be controlled by our fluctuating moods. [note: this post does not pertain to moods that result from clinical depression and the like; it’s about moods brought on by situations, circumstances, etc.] We shouldn’t be quick to say, “I’m just a moody person,” not when we serve a living God. I’m thankful that He doesn’t abandon us to the whims of our moods. I’m thankful that “His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3)—and that His divine power is well able to lift us from a funk. By His grace, we can push past it, and even glorify Him in the midst.
I apparently needed this video myself ;-)… and I pray it helps someone else as well. I’d love to hear from you on the blog—how do you push past your moods?