Editor’s Note: The following devotional was written by Mitzi Woodson, member of Stigler, First.


Whew! What at day already! Got the kids fed, dressed and arrived at the sitter on time for the first time this week. At least today, they all had their shoes on.

But when I got to work, everyone was talking about every issue under the sun. Gas shortages, racial unrest, border problems, cancel culture and more. I nodded silently as in agreement. But honestly, it was all very disturbing to me. “There goes my good morning,” I thought.

At lunch, the waitress was rude, and I didn’t even feel like leaving a tip. After work, I met with some folks at church and everyone was opinionated about everything. Christian Nationalism, LBGTQ and other topics—it seems my day was full of upset people and new phrases that I didn’t even know a few years ago.

After work, I ran to the store to pick up a few groceries for dinner and again, the cashier was so rude, as though she also was having a bad day. “My, my,” I thought.

Now, I’m so glad to be home. The family is all tucked in, and I’m snuggled into my nice comfy, warm bed.

I prayed, “Thank You, Lord for this day. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Amen.”

As I began to doze off, I heard a soft, yet stern, voice whisper, “Wait a minute. I have something to say to you. About your children, the sitter, your co-workers, the waitress, your church and the cashier. Today, I had prepared good works for you if only you had taken time to share Me with them. They needed to hear the Good News that only I can give them. Today, you were a distracted disciple. Maybe tomorrow will be better.”

Please, Lord, help me not be a distracted disciple.

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Cor. 15:58).