Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Oops and Victories

Have you ever noticed that life is just a series of oops and victories? I have a pretty good life-full of love and blessings, but no matter what I do, I still make mistakes. The good news, though, is that along with those mistakes, there are still victories scattered throughout. Here is my oops and victories list for today.

OOPS!
-didn't do personal Bible study for a few days
-began to separate myself from church and church friends
-began to get depressed (do you see the progression, here? I do!)

VICTORIES
-I have been getting up with my kids. Everyone is starting off their day much more relaxed and without tears.
-I have been eating better. The bread seems to be working very well for me. Lost 4 pounds last week. We will see if that trend continues.
-I am back on track with Bible study.
-My husband is back home. That always throws me off kilter for a while.

I know in my heart that if I begin to take my focus off of God, that everything will start to fall apart. Why can I not get that through my thick head? The good news is that God's mercies are new every single day and boy, do I need that!

Smiles and Loves! Janis

5 comments:

Sissy B. said...

Amen! the oops in my days is a much longer list ;)

Lundie said...

Oh yeah. All the way to the thick skull and the desperate need for mercies - new every morning!

Chris said...

It does seem that the oops have a pattern that slowly takes our eyes off of the Lord, But I am grateful for the victories. I am like sissy, some days my oops list is much longer. But I am thankful for this, "God's mercies are new every single day and boy, do I need that!"

Kelly said...

Enjoyed this post. It is so important to heed those "oops" moments and turn them around. There are like warning signs. Thanks for this reminder.

Susanne said...

We all need God's new mercies each and every day! Hopefully I can turn my "oops" moments and with God's grace make them into a victory the next time.

 

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