i lost a battle yesterday, I Lost A Battle Yesterday

I Lost A Battle Yesterday

Before I get started telling you how I lost a battle yesterday, I wanted to thank everyone that reads, listens, and follows my site. I have just gone over 400 followers and I am very humbled by your support. My 400th follower was minutewithmelissa.com. She is a wonderful and talented writer that has definitely been blessed by God. I’ve added a link to her site, so go on over there and check it out.

I know I normally schedule my blogs and podcasts once a week, but I felt compelled to write this short post. I have a lot of people both in-person and on WordPress who tell me they frequently experience similar events in their life. Therefore, I wanted to share what happened and how I dealt with it.

The Battle Begins

I woke up at my usual time, around 4 a.m., and after completing my daily routine of meditation and prayer, I went out for a walk. I had a lot of energy and had a great workout. My day started like every other day, I was feeling very energetic and had planned to go film a short course on self-confidence that I’m putting together. My gear was packed and right before I was heading out, I noticed that I had rehearsed the wrong introduction.

i lost a battle yesterday, I Lost A Battle Yesterday
Filming My Course

Losing The Battle

That didn’t bother me, as I told myself I would just spend the day rehearsing and go film the next day. Around noon something very strange happened. I became extremely fatigued and felt like I wanted to go to sleep. There was no reason that I could think of for me to feel this way. I fought it off for a while and then quickly realized I was losing the battle, so I laid down and took a nap.

Three hours later, I woke up and still felt extremely tired. I couldn’t focus on anything and just felt like going back to sleep. As a result, I just laid in bed until dinner, and after dinner went back and lied down. I went to sleep at my normal time, around 9:30 or 10, after giving thanks for my day and the day to come.


When I awoke today, I was still tired and stayed in bed until 7:00. As I was going through my morning routine, I realized what was happening. You see, I believe that we are constantly in a war between two opposing forces. Call it what you will, light versus darkness, Ying versus Yang, God versus Satan, it comes down to good versus evil. Whenever something good is about to happen in my life, I get hit with the negative forces. Things don’t go right, unexpected bills arrive, I can’t focus, etc.

It just happened again. My wife just came in and told me that she couldn’t get the garage door closed. Now, I have to spend time in this stifling heat trying to fix it and if I can’t, pay someone to repair it. They usually come in 3’s, so I’m waiting for one more. Let’s take bets on what that is going to be.

Work The Plan

Once I realized what’s happening, I knew how to combat it. Stick to my plan. I can control my plan and what I do today. I don’t waver from my plan or my daily goals. There are forces that don’t want me to complete my course. I know that my course will help people and these forces don’t want that to happen. Therefore they try to distract me from my definite purpose.

The things that are the hardest for me and I don’t look forward to doing are the things I need to do most. These are the things that are going to help me accomplish my goals. I look at it like eating. The foods I don’t look forward to eating (vegetables) are the foods I need to eat the most of. They are the foods that are best for my body. So the battle continues, the dark side pulling you towards that tasty doughnut, and the light side showing you the broccoli.

Great Things Are Happening

So whenever you find that negative things are going on in your life, it just means that great things are going to happen for you. Don’t get discouraged, just stick to your plan, go over your goals, and continue your positive affirmations.

Today I feel energetic and more like my old self. Yesterday the battle was won by my enemy but the war is not over. Bring it on!

P.S. I couldn’t fix my garage door, so out comes my checkbook. If you would like to help me out and you live in the U.S., I would appreciate it if you would click on my affiliate links and purchase something from Amazon. Every little bit helps. Thank you. 😊🙏

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73 thoughts on “I Lost A Battle Yesterday

    1. Thank you. It really is. In the past I suffered from chronic fatigue due to chemotherapy. I havenโ€™t had it hit me like that for several years. Iโ€™m back to my old self today and feeling energized. I appreciate you reading and commenting. Stay safe ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

      1. Ahh really, I had chemotherapy too! I feel that I sometimes get more tired than ordinarily…I didnโ€™t realise that it was a side effect of that.
        Itโ€™s a pleasure, hope you have a good weekend ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ

  1. Congratulations on the followers! I’m sorry you have been feeling this way but you are right- when something bad happens something good will happen too.

  2. As always I appreciate your wisdom. What you wrote is truth! Congratulations on your 400 followers. You deserve it! We can learn so much from you.

  3. Congratulations on 400 followers.
    And I can understand when you want to do something very important but sleepy don’t let you do that.
    But whatever happens is for good.
    We need to be positive and strengthen, right?โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

      1. I would just break my foot. My garage door is wood and very solid. It must weigh 1000 pounds. It is a great way to get out my frustrations though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Congratulations on 4oo Followers๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ˜Š, and I’m so sorry to hear all of this but am happy that you were able to take control of it, thank you for your sharing so amazing๐Ÿ‘Œ may the Lord always be with you, be blessed๐Ÿ™Œ

  5. Congratulations on 400 followers.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‚
    Thanks for this post, it was something I needed to read right now. I have to focus on my goals and push through the negative entities.

    Much love and abundance. Take good care and stay safe.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

  6. Congrats on reaching 400 follows! You sure have a great blog, and I hope many more will stop by your blog soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m so sorry to hear about what happened, hope you’re doing okay now. You’re absolutely right; despite the challenges we need to have a plan and some determination to overcome it. Thanks for sharing that message with us!

  7. I guess this is life. There will always be negative forces. When I look back to my past, I realise that my happiness and joy is always quite brief. Most of the times, I had the privilege to feel joy and the celebratory atmosphere for just a short while and the next big challenge will come and a whole new line of dramatic episodes queue up closely one by one. But I still love life because I learn from “it” everyday and it makes me a better human being. I am inspired by your spirit of perseverance. Your sharing energizes us. Keep persevering and continue to share your stories! (I am mainly talking about my mental dramas)

    1. Thank you for reading and your wonderful comments. Keep moving forward everyday. It doesnโ€™t have to be a whole lot. Start by finding one thing everyday that makes you smile. Always wish joy and happiness, in your mind, on everyone no matter how they treat you. I hope this helps. Take care.

      1. Thanks for being a guiding star. This is indeed the next important life lesson for me…learning to love everyone and wish all joy and happiness. You are undeniably right, I need to unclutter my mind for more positive, sincere thoughts:) Thanks a lot!

  8. Wow! I needed to hear this โ€œwhen something bad happens, hold tight, good is on its way.โ€ Iโ€™m usually so focused on the problem that I forget to scan for the good. Great post and congrats on the followers! C

  9. Congrats on reaching your milestone. Maintaining poise in difficult situations is essential. Hang in there and best wishes for success on your short course.

  10. Every day is a battle, and we won’t always win. Ad you say we have to remind ourselves what we’re fighting for and continue putting one foot in front of the other to get there. Thank you so much for sharing this story, and for sharing your wisdom. The people following you are testament to the genuine care and encouragement you put out into the world. Peace.

  11. It could very well have been a battle between God and the enemy of your soul. It could also have been God’s rerouting you. (Sometimes our “plan B” is His “Plan A.”) My day begins with giving myself to God – body, mind, heart, time, words, etc. As I pray about the day’s “journey,” I ask Him to get me past the enemy’s roadblocks, barriers, obstacles, and smoke screens and replace them with (or transform them into) His boundaries, guardrails, speedbumps, and directions. Then whatever happens to me later that day, I know it has come through the filter of His providence, and I can know that I am still in His will.

    1. Thank you for reading and your insightful comments. I love your prayer to begin your day. I begin my day with prayer also. Iโ€™m going to incorporate your prayer. Take care.

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