We all experience it. A rough day at work, the kids are misbehaving, the car has trouble, you name it, you’ve had a rough day. Things don’t seem to go right and you’re not in a good mood. Then you realize that you are supposed to minister to children and show God’s love to them.
Sometimes it is a short term problem, other times something may really throw you for a loop and get you out of sync with things you might normally do.
As I train others for Awana, I often advise them that if they’ve had a rough day, then their Awana club will be rough as well. So, what can you do when you’ve had a rough day and you’re preparing to minister to children, or others.
It seems so simple, but often forgotten. Find a room, sit in your car, get to a secluded place wherever you can be alone with God, uninterrupted and humbly go before Him asking Him to prepare your heart to reach the children and others serving. I have had to do it myself and I can testify that when you humble yourself before God like that, then He will prepare your heart and use you.
This isn’t something to do only when you’ve had a rough day, do it whenever you are preparing to minister to others.