Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Derailed By First World Problems

a photo of a watch.  i used to wear a watch, i don't anymore

Funny that Monday's post was about productivity.  Tuesday morning was NOT productive... I woke up yesterday morning without my alarm going off...

Only it was 30 minutes after I wanted to get up.  Which means I didn't get into my morning routine.  I immediately checked facebook and e-mail and kind of said "forget it" to the routine...  It's real hard to get your mind clear after you've been bombarded with social media.  

Monday night we had worship practice, it went well, but we started an hour late and therefore went an hour over.  I don't eat before I sing, which has just become a habit.  So when I came home I was hungry, but I decided it was to late to eat.  Jess tossed her water bottle that she had just filled onto the bed, but it wasn't closed all the way.  We didn't notice that for a while, so it soaked through all of our sheets and onto the mattress.  We only have one set of sheets so we stripped the bed, toweled off what we could and I put one of our fans on it over night.  We slept on the floor.  None of that was too bad.

I woke up Tuesday morning and turned my computer on.  The right fan in my computer was making a racket and my computer has been running hot because of it.  That in itself was frustrating me.  I don't like when things don't work.  

Then I went and opened our cupboards to get a dish to make breakfast.  And I found a giant cockroach.  I've worked diligently to eradicate our home of cockroaches, and I haven't seen any in quite some time. I killed this one but it made me grumpy.

I wish I could tell you how I choose to have a great attitude through these trivial things but... today, these little, first world annoyances, altered my attitude.  And it was hard to shake it off and get back on track and be productive.

As I sat in my chair soaking in my bad attitude, I felt this question go through my mind...

"How is God going to trust you with anything big if you let these little things derail you."


Engage:  What little things derail you?  How do you get back on track?  Let us know in the comments.  


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  2. OH AWESOME THOUGHT. I feel as though this has been a struggle for me probably the last month or so at work. Every little thing sets me off and I'm grumpy. I'm going to write up your thought for my bulletin board :)

  3. :) nice! take a photo of it and send it to me!


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