Every morning before I walk my children to their classroom, I will ask them this question: ”what’s the secret of having a good day?”
Their answer would be: “having a good attitude,” and with a smile and kiss, they go off to conquer their day.
My hope is with this repeated little reminder; my children will learn to have more resilience and bounce back from life’s disappointments a little faster.
But don’t we all need this reminder?
Recently I heard a speaker talk about how to interpret the word ”bad” differently. She works for an organization that provides housing and help for moms who fall into hard times. Some of the stories I heard are heartbreaking.
But this lady said, ”when we see things as bad, think about the word “bad” actually represent these three words: blessed, anointed, and delivered.”
How wise this is!
We are blessed because our Father loves us so much.
We are anointed because He has given each one of us unique gifts.
We are delivered because He has already conquered heaven and earth.
There is nothing worse in this world than what Jesus has endured during his crucifix-being mocked, spit upon, whipped, and pierced. Worst of all, being separated from Father’s love and deserted by the whole world.
Now that is bad. And what we have to face in this life, doesn’t matter what it is, It will all pass because we have received the ultimate goodness brought by what Jesus has endured on the cross.
So, next time when trouble comes, will you open your hands, give Him all your trouble and heartache, then let it go, allow Him to take it from you.
Because we are BAD—Blessed, Anointed and Delivered.