Humanity attends a wonderful school. Our problem is we celebrate tardiness. We simply would rather skip class.
I speak of the negatives along life's pathways which tempt us to be bummed. I don't like interruptions to my plans, failures from my efforts, nor antagonists to my goals....but each is most productive. Light afflictions produce; the Word says.
I have never liked struggles. They tend to ruin good days. Until I met Jesus that is.
Jesus has a way of ruining ruin. He really can make lemonade out of lemons. Jesus can take a man up a tree and turn him into a celebrated and eternal story. He can take a backward situation and translate it into poetic language of hope and love.
I began life in Jesus on edge. I was nervous and defensive. Fortunately, I have gone to school on the things that upset me. Jesus has taught me a valuable trait; calm. God has shown me through His Son to be free from being rattled.
Interruptions, failures, and antagonisms are not your enemies, my friend, they are your instructors to a life of even greater joy. So....don't waste a good bad day (Romans 5:1-5)!