How To Have An Unblessed, Wasted, Very Bad Day

Renee Ann Smith —  March 2, 2015 — 25 Comments

How to Have a Bad Day(click to tweet)

1. From the moment you wake, focus on yourself.

2. Repeat this mantra: “No one else could possibly appreciate what I’m going through.”

3. Complain often.

4. Dwell on every slight given you.

5. Relive old hurts again and again and again.

6. Refuse to forgive.

7. Guard against recognizing the unique beauty of each soul.

8. See only the faults and weaknesses of the people you love.

9. Keep “I told you so” ready on your lips.

10. Criticize often.

11. Set God’s Word far away from your eyes.

12. Cast aside God’s promises.

13. Hold your worries close to your heart.

14. Remain troubled for the length of a sleepless night.

15. And through it all, remember not to pray.

Worry Corrie Ten Boom(Click to Tweet)

This is a re-post & reminder to myself that attitude affects everything!
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25 responses to How To Have An Unblessed, Wasted, Very Bad Day

  1. Um, I feel so convicted reading this list. I’m not always aware of these ways I sabotage a day, but seeing them here in black and white shows me just how powerful and ugly they are. Thanks for posting this, Renee. May I be changed by reading this today.

  2. Beautiful words of wisdom from Corrie Ten Boom. I appreciated this post, thank you!

  3. I pinned the top picture & shared it on FB. I appreciate this so much, I felt I needed to share it. Hope you don’t mind. If you do, let me know & I will delete it.

  4. How true this is! I am on a Negativity fast for Lent and reading this list cracked me up simply because it is so true! This used to be my normal life years ago… I am so thankful that we have been given the mind of Christ and we can take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ… we can choose joy and positivity… look for the gold… for the blessings! Great reminder that we all need from time to time! Great post!

  5. Hah! Love the negative twist.

    Viewing from a different perspective does enable one to better see habitual errors.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a wonderful quote from Corrie Ten Boom. And thank you for the reminder of putting God in the center of my life and not myself. It is true that it’s a slip that is easily done and that can spoil a day, or a life, entirely.

  7. Most of these can be erased if a person learns to forgive as Jesus did. Also to love as Jesus loves. What a list of what NOT to do. Great reminder for us all. Thanks for sharing with us at Tell me a Story.

  8. Love the Corrie Ten Boom quote. So inspiring! I have to keep reminding myself worrying accomplishes absolutely nothing, but trusting the Lord accomplishes everything. : )

  9. Oh my – I have had some of these days and went to bed that night defeated and down but thank God His mercies are new every morning and I get a fresh start the next day. Great information – I will watch the self talk more !!! Keep up the good work.

  10. i believe I have to do all tje opposites:)

  11. Whoa – it’s like you looked in on my life. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at #ThreeWordWednesday.

  12. #5 and #15 are powerful not to’s. I always love your graphics. They speak volumes.

  13. Wonderful reminders of what not to do…Thank you 🙂

  14. Yes indeed. I hear someone say years ago that with our problems we tend to view ourselves as the only one going through that kind of situation, which leads to self-pity. No else has ever been through it and I’m special in a negative sense. It is so untrue and leads us to wallow.

  15. Ouch! Good words to remember. I’m your neighbor at Faith Filled Friday’s linkup.

  16. I had a good chuckle at this, and then I felt so very convicted. Oh dear. I’ve been guilty of so many (way TOO many) of the things on your list. You have once again reminded me that a lot depends on our attitude. And, first and foremost, if we’re not in daily, close communion with the Lord – well, everything else will be unblessed, wasted, and most likely, very bad!!


    (I’m your neighbor at Faith & Fellowship)

  17. Good…good…good! Reminds me of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Thanks for these reminders and Corrie’s quote and many comments pointing the way to Jesus.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  18. This is great– Such a fresh perspective to look at if from the other side as a what not to do. And love Corrie’s quote… One of my favorites. Thanks, lady!

  19. So. Many. Things. I. Do. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

  20. So very true, every single one of these points! This was definitely a much needed reminder, and it’s so effective to look at it from this perspective. Thank you for sharing this!

  21. Great list! I’ll keep this list and take it out again next time I’m in the mood for a really terrible day.

  22. Thanks for sharing here, ladies! I enjoyed visiting all of your blogs. Blessings!

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