You Can't Have a Bad Day
1 Kings 10:1
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.
When the queen of Sheba heard about all that God had done for Solomon, she did not believe it. She had heard of his wisdom and wealth and wanted to see if what she had heard was true. When she came to see him, his servants were happy, dressed right, and doing what they were supposed to do. Solomon was on the mark with the advice that he gave. They all were at their best.
However, imagine what would have happened if they had a bad day and their attitudes were not right; do you think the queen of Sheba would have been impressed? Imagine if they decided to dress down for one day or to be lackadaisical about their worship towards God; the queen of Sheba would never have said that the half was not told her of the excellence of this kingdom. You see, these people could not have a bad day because people were coming to see if what they heard was true.
If you are doing anything for God, people will hear about it and come to see if what they hear is true. Because they are coming to see if what they hear is true, you cannot have a bad day. All it takes is one bad day, and those who come to see if what they hear is true will go back believing that it was an exaggeration of what people have said about you and your work. Every church is on display every week; therefore, you must be sure to be at your best all the time. A believer cannot afford to have a bad day because they are on display to the world, and the world wants to see if their God is as good as you have said He is. There are three areas where you must be careful about not having a bad day.
First, don't have a bad day with your attitude. All it takes to ruin what you have worked hard to build is to have one bad day with your attitude. Your attitude towards others is critical to keeping a good testimony. Yes, we all have days that are not going the right way, but that does not give you an excuse to have a bad day. We all get tired and have people who rub us the wrong way, but you cannot afford to have a bad attitude because you are displaying your God with your spirit.
Second, don't have a bad day with faithfulness. If the servants of Solomon were as faithful to their duties as believers are to church, the queen of Sheba would have been greatly disappointed with how many were actually doing the work. The one day you do not show up to do your work is the one day that others will come to see if what they hear is true. Many pastors and ministry leaders are trying to fill holes every Sunday because of the lack of faithfulness of those who are supposed to perform a duty. Your faithfulness does matter to the work of the LORD and how others see it. Yes, there will be days when you won’t want to show up, but you must show up because you are on display to the world.
Third, don't have a bad day with effort. You must make it your habit to always give your best effort with everything you do. People are always impressed with others who give their best. Your God does not deserve anything less than your best because He gave His best in His Son for you. If Jesus can give His best for thirty-three years, I believe you can give your best no matter what type of day you are having. Others are watching; therefore, you cannot have a bad day and give less than your best.