What do you say when people ask you that?
It's Sunday morning. Time for church. I'm tired. Physically, and emotionally.
Friends will inevitably ask the question, "How are you?"
If I let them really know, or see, I would probably cry myself into a puddle on the floor.
So I keep my distance, so I do not fall apart.
Well, I'm exhausted! Should I say that? Or should I just say fine?
Often times I will just ask them back "How are you?", try to avoid giving them an answer altogether.
Sometimes I get away with that, and sometimes not.
I wake up in the morning thinking how tired I am, but anxiety for the day gets in the way of my sleeping any more.
I lay there in bed trying to give praise to the Lord, but not feeling anything.
The fact that the Lord is worthy of all our praise, feeling it or not, is the fact of the matter.
So I try to continue. But I am a feeling person, and all I feel, is tired.
So I wondered, maybe I am more tired because I say it, I focus on it. I tell my friends about it my list of things to do. Maybe that is like doing it all 10 times. No wonder I am tired.
Should I be like my Mom and just say I am great whether I am or not? (knowing with Dad having Alzheimers she cannot always be great). I call that postive confession.
Where does being honest come in?
I like what my friend Carol says when asked the "How are you" question, and life is not the greatest right then. She says, "not so well, but God is taking care of it."
So, How are you today??
What will you say?
Please share your thoughts.
I pray you will all be blessed as you draw near to Him.