Good days don’t just happen by chance. OK well sometimes they do but it’s not a natural occurrence. If you want to have a good day nearly every day, you need to set yourself up for it.
That means no more, letting what will be will be. YOU take charge of what will be in your life. And even when things don’t go as planned, if you do what I’m about to share with you on a regular day by day basis, your attitude will be so changed that things that once affected you won’t bother you nearly as much as they used to.
Here are five things that you can do (and yes they take faith!) to help you have a smoother day:
1) Start You Day With Prayer
Making it a point to touch base with the Creator is certainly the biggest move of faith you can make to ensure you have a smooth day.
Spending time in prayer builds up your spirit and sets you up to hear from God. He will share information with you to help your day go smoothly. For example, He may tell you to take a different route to work because he knows there’s delays on your normal route. That’s the kind of message you’ll receive when in prayer. Daily prayer also tunes your spirit to hear from God throughout the day.
2) Make Daily Confessions Based on God’s Word
“Call those things that be not as though they were.” Romans 4:17. God instructs us in His Word to speak into existence the way we want things to be.
That means if you want to have a good day then you have to say so! Speak God’s words of peace over your life and the lives of your loved ones. Declare with your voice the protection and promises of God. The Big Guy is listening 🙂
3) Purposefully Plan Your Day the Night Before
Much like the preceding faith moves, you must prepare. Now, this is less spiritual but no less helpful.
Preparing your clothing the night before, writing out a to-do list of tasks you don’t want to forget (and yes you can) are ways to plan your days the night before. You are purposefully taking charge of what your tomorrow will be like, from how you will look to what you will do.
4) Purpose to Forgive Your Offender(s)
This is not easy to do. I know. I still struggle with feelings of resentment toward people who have wronged me in the past. It sometimes takes a constant decision to forgive people. Yet, it’s a work that you should never give up on if you want your days to be brighter and brighter.
Forgiving people after they have hurt your or offended you is really not about them. They may continue to be the same ‘ole jerks. Choosing to forgive helps you, not them. You are releasing he hurt and the hurter and moving on with your life. I’d say that makes for a great day. Don’t you?
5) Smile at a Random Stranger
OK. I know this sounds weird but think of it this way. When you are experiencing challenges in your own life, taking the focus off of yourself and taking a moment to brighten someone else’s day is a statement of faith that you are trusting God to handle yours.
Plus, you never know how much a smile can mean to someone else. Not everyone has hope. Your smile may be the only sign of hope from the Heavenly Father that they will ever see. God can use your smile to change someone’s life.
Have a good day on purpose with these 5 faith moves. I’m still a work in progress but when I do these 5 things, I almost always have a better day. Let me know how they work for you.