Did I forget to thank God for waking me this morning? Was He the first thing on my mind or did I allow my first thoughts to be about the cares of this world, what I would wear to work today, how was I going to pay the unpaid over due bills, how much work I did not get to finish yesterday, or if there was enough gas to get to work?
When I got out of bed did I wander what I would eat for breakfast, who would stay home with Billy because he is complaining of a belly ache, which short cut I could take to work because I am running late?
When I am in route to work did I get frustrated with the driver that pulled out in front of me, did I swear when I spilled the coffee on my new pair of pants, or did I get overwhelmed with why the boss left the message to contact him as soon as I arrive to work?
When I got to work and started my day did I zoom in on the task laid out before me, did I pass by the lady who had her head buried in her arms as quiet sniffles rose to my ears, or did I notice the lady who did not go to lunch when every day she normally is included with all of us?
When I left work did I even say anything to anyone or was I in such a hurry to get home did I not notice the lady waiting for a bus, did I overlook the man who was on the side walk that looked as if he had nothing to eat?
When I arrived at home did I jump in the shower, start to fix dinner, and sit down in front of the television, because "whew" I am so tired, did I nod off and then get up and go jump in the bed?
If I did was that not compromising with the devil? Didn't I do everything he wanted me to do? I not once thought about God or asked Him to lead or guide me through out my day. I did not once included Him in my decision making. I saw people hurting but was so concerned about me that I couldn't even take the time to be concerned about someone else. God forgive me when I compromise, please let Your Holy Spirit remind me of every opportunity to allow you to be my hands, my feet, my heart, and my words. Teach me this day to no more compromise!!!
I enjoyed this article and it made me think about all the things I do in my day that eliminate God's will for my life and for other's lives. I found a couple grammar irregularities in your article. These sometimes are eliminated when the article is read out loud. Good writing.
Susan, this makes us stop and think, doesn't it? Great job of calling attention to what we consider a normal day, but is actually a day in which God is left out. May God bless you as you write for His glory. Thomas