My Good Days and Bad Days

On my good days, I am happy and smiling. On my bad days, I am grumpy, short-tempered, and irritable.

On my good days, I feel content and at peace, thanking God for the life he has given me and the ways in which He has provided. On my bad days, I am restless, bored, and daydreaming of escaping to a place where I can just be alone.

On my good days, I am confident. On my bad days, I feel incompetent.

On my good days, I trust Him, listen to Him, and am honest with Him. On my bad days, I doubt Him, yell at Him, and am honest with Him.

On my good days, I am patient, consistent, and predictable. On my bad days, I am quick-tempered and thoughtless.

On my good days, I feel empowered and ready to conquer the world. On my bad days, I feel defeated and would rather stay in bed.

On my good days, I am creative. On my bad days, I am burdened.

On my good days, I am expressive and vocal, honest and caring. On my bad days, I shut down, withdraw, and tuck my feelings away.

On my good days, I show love. On my bad days, I need to be loved.

On my good days, I am hopeful, optimistic, and certain of the good things to come. On my bad days, I worry, stress, and feel complete certainty that nothing good will ever come.

On my good days, I am growing, being stretched and matured. On my bad days, I am regressing.

On my good days, I like myself, a lot. On my bad days, I don’t, at all.

On my good days, I am encouraged and encouraging. On my bad days, I am discouraged and discouraging.

On my good days, I let Him dwell within me. On my bad days, I dwell alone.

On my good days, my mind is at rest, thinking only of lovely and pleasing things. On my bad days, my mind runs away from me and enters dark places.

On my good days, I care only what He thinks. On my bad days, I care about what everyone else thinks.

On my good days, I am surrounded by those who love and support me. On my bad days, I am alone.

On my good days, I awaken in His presence and stay there. On my bad days, I awaken in His presence and slowly drift to another place.

On my good days, I am led by the Spirit. On my bad days, I am led by my flesh.

On my good days, I am me. On my bad days, I am me.

On my good days, He is. On my bad days, He still is.

What are you like on your good and bad days? What is He like?

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Nicole Cottrell
Nicole Cottrell is trained in the fine art of button-pushing. She uses her skills daily on Modern Reject where she writes about the intersection of faith and culture as well as the unpopular stuff no one else likes to talk about. Nicole is a speaker, writer, discipler, and coffee fanatic. She and her husband planted the Foundation, a network of house churches in Arizona. Nicole lives in Scottsdale with her husband and two little munchkins, three of the coolest and funniest people she knows.