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It was a rough morning at the Webb home. Part of the reason for this was error on the part of others, part of it lay squarely on our shoulders, but much of it was satan. One thing is for sure: it was not a great start to the day.

Fridays are generally my morning to sleep in, but my feet hit the floor with a thud as I remembered something urgent that I did not complete. Within moments, my husband and I were both flying around the house in an attempt to salvage a real estate transaction. My children were only getting half of our attention and soon the yelling, hitting, and crying followed. Not us, the kids.

We flew through the rest of the morning fueled by protein shakes, coffee, and irritability.

My husband finally got out the door with the children and I started replaying the morning in my mind. Then I said those words we have all heard ourselves say: “I just need a do-over.”

But then I thought about it. REALLY thought about it. A do-over is not what God intends for me!


Because whether we like it or not, those less-than-perfect moments refine us. They shape us and we learn. God can use our weak moments to bring about change and grow our capacity to love and serve Him.

James 1:2-4

Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4

Now, I’m not suggesting we run around with arms raised, screaming, “Dear Lord, This is fabulous. How oppressed am I!” Rather, the next time you have one of “those” mornings, maybe you can ask God for a Do-Better instead of a Do-Over. And today, I’m going to Do-Better.