Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Moods

It's incredible how circumstantial we are as people.
Like right now, for instance. I just finished talking to someone who "wasn't in the mood" to do something.
I'm in the mood to be confrontational, but I'm also in the mood to be really easily wounded and weepy (hmmm.... ya).

I think I need to challenge myself this week not to allow my mood to be used as an excuse or crutch, and to not allow it to take control over my conversations with others. My hope is that I maintain a consistent, smiling heart, which can be nurtured by reflecting on all the blessings I have in my life. Not to be a moody

Anyway, that's all. Just an observation.

3 comments:

Kevin said...

Well I hope you're in a better mood today. I definitely know what it's like to get trapped in a downward spiral on that, where you know you need to do something, but you're not in the mood, and because of that, you're even more bummed out that you can't overcome your mood...

I'm glad to hear you have the force of will to get past bad moods. I guess you sometimes just have to accept the fact that you're in a bad mood and not hide it, but certainly be open to any pick-me-up that you can find.

Sadie said...

Moods are feelings, which come from the heart, and remembering that "the heart is deceitful above all things" and "desperately wicked" (Jeremiah 17:9) helps me remember to rely on God and His power to change hearts (Ezekiel 36:26).

It also helps me to remember Christ in the garden of Gethsemane, sweating drops of blood and pleading to the LORD to let the cup of crucifixion and death pass from Him. He certainly was in no mood to suffer and die on a cross. So what or Who helped Him? ... Remembering that it was not about him (Jesus the man) but about the will of God the Father... Christ subjected and humbled himself to be obedient even in the face of terrible agony [see Matthew 26].

Chelsea said...

Mmm both very true.