You woke up today. Prepared yourself for the day ahead. If you’re going out to work, you made sure you’re early for the commute. You got yourself some breakfast, if you haven’t eaten before leaving home. Perhaps you’ve logged in to your computer while sipping hot coffee, checked your deliverables, your agenda for the day, checked emails. You are doing good for your start of the day.
If you’re staying home, you’ve made sure everyone leaving the house were fed or had something taken out before leaving. You got some time for yourself for your morning coffee, but not really enough to stay out and just look at the sunrise. It’s the early start of the day, and as much as possible you want a lot of things done before it ends. You are doing good.
If you’re like me, you’d probably remember reading scriptures for the day. Well, it’s not yet consistent in terms of when exactly within the day, but you still get to read it (except Saturday afternoons, coz by then the readings are for the next day.) You reflect a bit and write on your journal. You bask in God’s love, inhaling the gentle breeze that’s getting warmer as the sun gets high. You are doing good.
You’d say these are good things to start the day…
But then we also remember that some won’t have it this good.
Some could have woken up a bit late. Let’s disregard what happened the night before, just focus on today. They got into traffic jams getting to work. They had a different beginning of work. Some had a miscommunication with a boss about certain deliverables, making them skip breakfast, perhaps even lunch, or worse, until dinner.
Some woke up thinking of ways to finally have some food on the table. Those people who’s intermittent fasting is not a choice but a reality. Some woke up still feeling defeated because it’s another day to face another challenge. Another day that needed escaping from. Another day to feel the hurt and the pain.
Though it’s easier said than done, that whatever circumstance you are in, whether good or bad, as long as you give your best and you give your all, you are doing good.
You are doing good, because even if things in life are bad, you still gave it a chance. Even if things are tough, you still live it out one step, one breath, one stretch, one push at a time. You are doing good, because even if things didn’t turn out the way you wanted it, you still tried. You still gave your best shot. You still gave your all, even if it didn’t seem enough. You are definitely doing good.
So if you come around a certain day or a certain moment where you feel like nothing seems to work. Or you may be at the wrong place at the wrong time, with the wrong person. Remember this: there is a God who oversees everything. A God who sees and knows your heart. A God who would not really interfere if you are going through trials, but will give His whole hand when you ask Him to take control.
That bad day, that bad moment, that wrong place, that wrong person. They are all part of a grander scheme of things that only God knows how to really put so well together.
So if you choose to just live your life today, one step at a time, despite the traffic jams or bad bosses, and trusting God in almost every bit of it, He will tell you the same thing: You Are Doing Good.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
Galatians 6:9 | ESV