You Have A Lot To Be Thankful For

You have a lot to be thankful for. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of bless people that had overcome what they were dealing with. Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone in your life and appreciate what still remains in your life. You must look forward to what’s coming next. Even when times are tough, it’s always important to keep things in perspective.You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night. You have a bed to sleep on.You have a roof over your head. You have a choice of what clothes to wear this morning. You hardly broke a sweat today. You didn’t spend a minute in fear. You have access to clean water. You have access to medical care. You have access to the Internet. You can read. Some might say you are incredibly wealthy so remember to be grateful for all the things you do have. Complaining has become a way of life for many people. Some people aren’t happy unless they are complaining. They complain about every little thing. When things aren’t going our way we start to complain. When God doesn’t answer our prayers when we want Him to or how we want Him to then we start to complain. When we aren’t the center of attention then we start to complain. When the sun shines and the day is hot then we will say, “It’s too hot.” When God sends the rain to cool us down we complain about it ruining our plans that we may have for outside activities. No matter what our situation are we seemed to found something to complain about. There is a gospel song that Reverend Paul Jones had recorded “I won’t complain.” In the song that I like the most is that we may have some good days, some hills to climb, some weary days and some sleepless nights but when I look around and I think things over all of my good days outweigh my bad days I won’t complain. The Lord has been so good to me. He’s been good to me more than this old world or you could ever be. He’s been good to me. I just want to thank you Lord. This is a personal testimony for many because we all can relate how God had been good to us and that why we can’t complain. That is why we all should be thankful to God what he had done for us. We may not have everything that we want in our life but we are so blessed because most people who don’t have anything wish they had what we have. It may not be much but we all should be grateful to God.

Not always getting what you want can be a blessing in disguise. Not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of good luck because it forces you reevaluate things and be able to exploring to opening new doors to opportunities and information you would have otherwise overlooked. “And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.” (1 Chronicles 4:10, KJV) Sometimes we don’t get everything that we wants because God have something better for us and it is his way of showing us in disguise. It is a blessing that is provided by our heavenly father God. We think that God doesn’t answer our prayer but actually he is preparing something better for us. God has a purpose for all of us. He knows what we really need in our lives. Something that we do ask for is not always good for us and for that he will not grant that to us. He knows what is best for us. As a Christians we need to see life as a series of problem solving and learning experiences of opportunities.The problems that we are dealing with will either overpower us or will help to develop us.The path of our joy is determined how we respond to them.Most people will not see God in the picture and fail to put God in their life. Instead on focusing on the problem God want to use our problem for good to make us stronger for our personal growth and make us to be an instrument to help others.That is what I mean about just because that God don’t grant what we want that doesn’t mean he don’t hear our prayer.

*This is an excerpt from my book “Walking In God’s Path Toward Your Destination Volume 2” Building A Personal Relationship With Him. This book is available for purchase online at Amazon and Createspace. 

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