Not Today

Photography by  Madi Flournoy Henderson  || Sweater:  Nordstrom

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson || Sweater: Nordstrom

I am already obsessed with two things this fall: sweaters and lace-ups. This little number just so happens to be a combination of both. It’s the perfect amount of warmth with just enough detail. I will immediately bust out this sweater the second the temperature becomes even the slightest bit appropriate. While we were not there today, this sweater’s day will come soon enough. And I can guarantee that once it does, a trip to Starbucks will come with it.  
Speaking of Starbucks, I could have used about twelve cups of coffee to get through this day. From the moment I woke up, to the moment I returned home, absolutely nothing has gone as planned. I could go through the list, but I am sure that y’all have had similar days and know exactly what I mean. Today, I have been constantly reminded of the phrase, “Today is not my day.” 

By the time I arrived at my workout class this evening, I was ready to put the negative effects of the day behind me. Brush off the worries while sweating through some hot yoga. I was excited for a good workout that would refocus my mind. I quickly found out, however, that my class—my avenue for refocusing—wasn’t going to go as planned either. In fact, it wasn’t going to happen at all. AWESOME. Just my luck. So, to attempt to make the best of the situation, I went to the gym for a quick run instead… Only to find out that I didn’t have my headphones. And you can guess what followed next: a loud, “Today is NOT my day.” 

At that point, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I felt like God whispered in my ear, “You’re right. It’s not your day. It’s my day.” Through all the hustle and disappointments, I realized that I hadn’t once considered what God’s plan might have been for my day. Even worse, I didn’t thank Him for the good moments. Sometimes in life, the greatest blessings are mixed in with the moments we don’t plan for. These are blessings we don’t want to miss simply because we are having a bad day.
Today and every day is God’s day. He created each day for you to live out his plans for you and those around you. So, as you set out today, I pray you will remember that “this is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice.” – Psalm 118:24