Do you remember to be thankful for what God has blessed you with, or do you grumble and complain over what you don’t have?
My life has not been perfect. There have been times where I felt we were well off, and didn’t “need” anything, and there were times that I prayed that God would provide food for my family because the budget didn’t seem to stretch far enough. There have been times of health, and times of extreme sickness. Times of joy and of great sorrow. No matter my situation, I try to thank God for the things I do have, and I try not to complain about the things that are missing in my life.
The next time you find yourself in a bind, either physically or financially, try to focus on the spiritual aspect of your life. If you are a child of God, then you should be focusing on the many blessings He has given you. It can be very difficult to find joy in times of sorrow, but with God all things are possible-Matthew 19:26. We can do anything if we have Christ. Life may not be perfect on this earth, but are you keeping your perspective in focus? This life is temporary. The possessions you have will turn to dust. You can’t take your money with you. Keep your focus on God. Thank Him for the things you have, and thank Him for your trials. We don’t grow as much when things are good, it’s the struggles that make us stronger. Remember when things get tough, that God has a purpose. He has a plan, and His plan is far better than our own. Try to remember to thank Him sincerely for the things you have. Even the poorest American is very rich by the world’s standards. Find something to be thankful for, keep your attitude positive. Most importantly of all, if you are saved, thank God for your salvation. That is the most important gift God has ever given us.
Romans 10: 9 (KJV)
“That if thou (you) shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him (Jesus) from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”