Don't pretend. We all have those days. The kind of days The Shirelles sing about, just without Billy Jo and the chapel bell stuff. If you completely missed that last reference please immediately tune in to your local Oldies station and educate yourself. And yes, I am a 25 year old who likes Oldies songs. I can't help it that I have taste and sometimes Lady Gaga makes me want to gag gag.
Just for the record I also listen to other genres. My musical tastes are actually quite eclectic. But I digress.
So, like I was saying, we all have had those days. Those days when we are so agitated by every little thing that isn't going our way that we either want to scream or cry and it really doesn't matter if other people are around to see us fall apart.
Again, don't lie. You know you've been there. I have. Thankfully, I am not currently having one of those days, but I have certainly had my fair share. Trust me on that one.
And I know I'm not alone. Francesca Battistelli's new song "This is the Stuff" is all about having one of those days. In case you don't know, Francesca Battistelli is a Christian musical artist who is more than slightly amazing. Nobody is paying me to say that. I don't know Francesca Battistelli, I just like to listen to her music. Of course, if I did know Francesca Battistelli, she wouldn't have to pay me to say I like her music. But I don't know her, although if she is ever in my neck of the woods and wants to chat it up, I pretty sure I could pencil her in.
Anyway her new song is one of those that when I heard it for the first time I felt like someone had read my mind and put it to music, and every time I have heard it since I get in a "more of that please" state of mind. Allow me to share with you some of the lyrics of said song, so that you can jump on the bandwagon with me.
"I lost my keys in the great unkown,
And call me please, 'cause I can't find my phone.
This is the stuff that drives me crazy,
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately.
In the middle of my little mess,
I forget how big I'm blessed.
This is the stuff that gets under my skin,
But I've gotta trust, You know exactly what You're doin'.
Might not be what I would choose,
But this is the stuff You use."
Amen, sister. Even on those days, God will use all the little things that go wrong (or even that we do wrong) to teach us, to speak to us, to reach others, whatever it takes to get His message across. He gives us so many wonderful and grand blessings, but sometimes it is really easy to get hung up on the little things.
You know the old saying, "Into every life a little rain must fall." It's true, because if the little things didn't go wrong sometimes, we would never be able to appreciate those really big blessings. So what if you can't find your car keys, it still means that you have a car. So what if you are running late to work, at least you have a job. The laundry may be in large and still growing piles, but at least you still have something to wear. You get where I am going with this right? The things that we complain about the most are really little things. Don't let them drive you crazy.