Hump-Day comes to us all. And obstacles can come right out of the blue, making any day feel like a Hump-Day… especially in a family. Am I right? On any given day the obstacles come. Things can be sailing along smoothly and suddenly there’s an obstacle. Sometimes you take it in stride and surmount it… only to stumble over another one… then another. Eventually you look up in frustration to find a different day than the one you imagined. And right there is the problem. Our imaginations can derail us. Instead… we should wake up each morning and ask the Lord to guide our day and to establish the work of our hands.
We depend on him daily to strengthen us for any task at hand… for we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. And being in a family is hard work and parenting is hard work… no matter the age of our kids. Don’t fall for the “Once they graduate…” because parenting is hard work for a lifetime because we’re parents for life. Seasons do change but once you’re a parent you’re always in a family. And inside of that family, any day can feel like Hump-Day… because of family obstacles. But with those obstacles everyone can be refined by God… if we’ll just look to him. If we don’t or won’t… then it’ll be Hump-Day for sure!
I heard a parent say on the radio, “I want my ceiling to be my children’s floor.” I instantly fell in love with that phrase! Of course we want our kids to surpass us in their spiritual growth and to grow further than we can in our lifetime. But for that to happen, we need to allow God to refine, lead, and shape our family. And that happens one day at a time, one obstacle at a time.
So, this morning, before your feet hit the floor, did you ask the Lord to lead your day and its activities? If not, it’s not too late. Ask him now. And determine to ask him each day… before your imagination and your day begin. He will lead you but we need to ask him. When we do he will strengthen us as we look to him and we’ll have his perspective as we move throughout our days.
On this Hump-Day remember… Friday is acomin’ but more importantly, Christ is coming back too!